Stauber Reintroduces Aviation Safety Legislation

February 23, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) reintroduced the Notice to Airmen Improvement Act, legislation that will improve aviation safety by requiring clearer safety notifications to pilots. Stauber introduced this legislation last Congress, and it passed the House of Representatives with bipartisan support.

Of this legislation, Congressman Stauber stated, “In my time on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, I have had the chance to hear from remarkable pilots, including a few who have expressed concerns over the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) system. While the American people entrust our pilots with their lives, our pilots trust Members of this Committee to enact legislation that will help them continue to successfully perform their jobs. That’s why I am proud to reintroduce the Notice to Airmen Improvement Act.

Stauber followed, stating, “NOTAMs contain critical safety information, but they are often lengthy and difficult for pilots to quickly understand. These inefficiencies have the potential to create life threatening situations. Aviation safety has been a large topic of discussion as of late, so I believe it’s critical for Congress to quickly pass this bipartisan legislation that will help improve upon safety protocols.”

Specifically, this legislation would establish a Federal Aviation Administration (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.

In the 116th Congress, Stauber passed this legislation out of the House as a Member of the minority, and at a time when many good initiatives were being stalled due to partisan politics. Learn more, HERE.

Congressman Stauber is currently serving his second term on the Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation.