Stauber Introduces Legislation to Improve Aviation Safety

March 14, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) introduced the Notice to Airmen Improvement Act to help improve aviation safety. Specifically, this bipartisan legislation would establish a Federal Aviation Association (FAA) taskforce to determine what improvements should be made to the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) system, which alerts pilots of potential hazards along a flight route or at a location that could affect the safety of the flight.

“Although NOTAMs contain critical safety information, they are often lengthy and difficult to understand. These inefficiencies have the potential to create life-threatening situations,” said Stauber. “Modern air travel is incredibly safe, but we must constantly be working to maintain and improve upon safety protocols, and that is the objective of the Notice to Airmen Improvement Act.”

During a Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation hearing, Congressman Stauber highlighted some of the NOTAM system inadequacies and spoke about how the Notice to Airmen Improvement Act could rectify those issues.

Watch his full remarks, HERE.

Read the Notice to Airmen Improvement Act, HERE.