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The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) Roundtable recently celebrated its two-year anniversary with continued momentum in the legislative and regulatory arenas and growth in membership.
The AAM Roundtable, a forum for high-level policy planning with sector leaders to chart a course for the integration of AAM technologies into the nation’s airspace and infrastructure, is focused on maintaining the U.S. position as a global leader in aviation and aerospace, as well as harnessing the full safety, economic, environmental and national security potential of AAM. Learn more about the NBAA AAM Roundtable.
This year, the AAM Roundtable will focus on ensuring U.S. competitiveness in the AAM market by working with the bipartisan congressional AAM Caucus and the leading authorizers in Congress to advance pro-AAM policies in the FAA reauthorization bill. The current FAA authorization is scheduled to expire on Sept. 30, 2023.
“Electric aviation and AAM represent the next generation of air transportation in this country with the first commercial AAM flight scheduled to occur in 2025,” said Kristie Greco Johnson, NBAA’s senior vice president, government affairs. “To achieve this deadline, the FAA must keep pace with aircraft type certifications and the promised regulatory schedule.”
Johnson added, “NBAA submitted its priorities to congressional committees and is working with committees of each jurisdiction on priorities for FAA reauthorization that will support the launch of this sector with investments and infrastructure and congressional oversight of the FAA’s upcoming Special Federal Aviation Regulation.
NBAA is focused on ensuring the regulatory process moves forward in a timely way to reduce commercial risks and ensure international competitiveness for this emerging sector. A key challenge in achieving necessary milestones is the FAA’s ability to hire and retain a workforce with the right technical expertise.