U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee’s favorable markup of S. 66, the NOTAM Improvement Act of 2023, which would create a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) task force to improve the Notice to Air Mission system:

“This bipartisan legislation forming an expert task force will create the opportunity to strengthen aviation safety and help prevent the system failures that grounded air travel nationwide earlier this year. As Congress addresses FAA reauthorization, it must modernize all aspects of our air system that is stretched under increasing demand. This Senate bill, like its House companion, will lead to a more seamless, reliable experience for air travelers.

“U.S. Travel thanks Sens. Amy Klobuchar, Jerry Moran and Shelley Moore Capito for leading the Senate’s efforts on this important issue, and we encourage the bill’s swift consideration by the full Senate.”


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Greg Staley

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