01/25/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/25/2023 16:27
"As a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, it is my mission to protect the safety of the flying public. Following the FAA meltdown earlier this month, it is clearer than ever that improvements must be made to our aviation safety systems," said Congressman DeSaulnier. "I am proud to have been leading the effort to upgrade the NOTAM system with Congressman Stauber and to push the FAA and the aviation industry to ensure a safe, efficient, and reliable service for American consumers, which I have been calling for since the near-miss aircraft incident at San Francisco International Airport in 2017."
"Failures of the NOTAM system earlier this month stressed the need to upgrade the program to ensure the safety of pilots, their crews and passengers," said Congressman Stauber. "I've heard from many pilots over the years about the vulnerabilities of the NOTAM system and this bill to address the issue has passed with bipartisan support the last two Congresses. My hope is that the Senate acts and passes this important legislation to help ensure another NOTAM system failure does not occur."
Specifically, the NOTAM Improvement Act would create the FAA Task Force on NOTAM Improvement to:
Congressman DeSaulnier is a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure where he has served on the Aviation Subcommittee. As part of his ongoing effort to improve aviation safety, Congressman DeSaulnier also authored the Safe Landings Act (H.R. 6976) to help avoid near-miss aircraft incidents like the one that occurred at San Francisco International Airport in July of 2017.