Washington, DC – The Alliance for Aviation Across America joined with other general aviation groups today to welcome the introduction of H.R. 5118, the Promoting Service in Transportation Act, which was introduced by Representatives Rick Larsen (WA-2), Don Young (R-AK), and Angie Craig (MN-2).
In response, Selena Shilad, Executive Director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America released the following statement:
“Our country is facing a critical shortage of aviation professionals, with an estimated need of over 131,000 commercial pilots, 60,000 business aviation pilots, and 21,000 civil helicopter pilots in the coming years. For this reason it is credibly important that we foster enthusiasm in flying and ensure that the many talented, skilled workers across our country are aware of the vast opportunities that exist within the aviation industry. We applaud the introduction of this legislation, which will help to address these challenges and increase awareness of career opportunities in the transportation sector, including aviation pilots, safety inspectors and technicians, air traffic controllers, flight attendants, truck drivers, engineers, transit workers, railroad workers, and other transportation professionals.”
Individuals can learn more about workforce issues, the impact of general aviation on the national and local economy and encourage their Member of Congress to support this legislation by clicking here.
Formed in 2007, the Alliance for Aviation Across America is a non-profit, non partisan coalition of over 6,300 individuals representing businesses, agricultural groups, FBO’s, small airports, elected officials, charitable organizations, and leading business and aviation groups that support the interest of the general aviation community across various public policy issues.