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NATA Statement on the Introduction of the “Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2”

NATA Statement on the Introduction of the “Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2”

Washington, DC, February 26, 2015 – The following is a statement by National Air Transportation Association President and CEO Thomas L. Hendricks on the introduction of S.571 and H.R. 1062, the “Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2.” 

“NATA commends these general aviation leaders in Congress for the introduction of this comprehensive legislation. We are pleased it will provide small aviation businesses stronger rights to protect and defend themselves including allowing charter operators, repair stations and flight schools the ability to appeal certificate actions directly to the court. NATA looks forward to working with these Hill leaders toward the enactment of this proposal.”

Background: S.571 and H.R. 1062, the “Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2,” were introduced on February 25, 2015 and already have strong bipartisan support. 

In the Senate original cosponsors include: Senators Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Joe Manchin (D-WV), John Boozman (R-AR), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Steve Daines (R-MT), Bob Casey (D-PA), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Jon Tester (D-MT), Pat Roberts (R-KS), Angus King (I-ME), and John Barrasso (R-WY).

In the House original cosponsors include:  Representatives Sam Graves (R-MO), Todd Rokita (R-IN), Colin Peterson (D-MN) and Dan Lipinski (D-IL). 



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