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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Garret Graves (6th District of Louisiana)

November 17, 2020

Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves, Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation, announced the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Aircraft Certification Reform and Accountability Act (H.R. 8408) which aims to strengthen the Federal Aviation Administration’s certification process and improve the regulatory process.

“The trust Americans have in air travel doesn’t happen by itself: It has to be earned, confirmed, and reinforced ongoingly,” Graves said. “Cooperation and partnership between airlines, passengers, policymakers, government, and industry experts have produced our world-leading track record of aviation safety — this legislation is a product of that same, rich tradition. We will continue to build on the success of this bipartisan effort and demonstrate that Americans’ confidence in air travel, including future technologies, is well-founded in an unmatched record of safety and reliability.”  

The legislation is also sponsored by the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (OR), Ranking Member Sam Graves (MO) and Aviation Subcommittee Chair Rick Larsen (WA).

Click here or above to view Graves’ remarks on the floor today in support of H.R. 8408.

Click here to read Graves’ remarks when the legislation was considered in the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

The “Aircraft Certification Reform and Accountability Act” has received broad public support from organizations throughout the aviation industry. Statements of support can be found here, and a full list of groups supporting this legislation can be found here.