Congressman Mike Pompeo Cheers Final Passage of Small Airplane Revitalization Act
Washington – Congressman Mike Pompeo, R-Kansas, the author of the Small Airplane Revitalization Act, cheered the bill’s final passage following President Obama’s signature:
“This is an enormous achievement for South Central Kansas and for general airplane across the nation. By reforming and modernizing these regulations, this law unleashes small airplane manufacturers to do what they do best: Build planes and get them in the air. This law creates jobs and helps Kansas families, makes planes safer, and lowers costs, all without resorting to a bailout.”
Pete Bunce, President of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) said: “Congressman Pompeo’s leadership has been critical in guiding the Small Airplane Revitalization Act from introduction to law in just six months. We applaud his efforts to ensure the FAA makes the necessary regulatory changes to increase safety and cut government and industry certification costs for light general aviation airplanes by the end of 2015. This new law is a big win for Kansas, for our general aviation airframers and suppliers, and for every pilot and passenger who will reap the safety benefits.”
National Business Aviation Association President (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen said: “Streamlining the certification process for general aviation manufacturers, while preserving important safety requirements, will lead to swifter adoption of new aircraft designs and vital safety equipment, benefiting everyone from pilots and their passengers to manufacturers. NBAA and its Member Companies are very thankful to Congressman Pompeo for his leadership on this legislation, and we appreciate the bipartisan coalition in the House and Senate who joined him in supporting the bill.”
For more information, contact J.P. Freire at (202) 226-9952 or JP.Freire@mail.house.gov.