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Federal Air Mobility Coordination Act Becomes Law

 - October 18, 2022, 3:51 PM

President Joe Biden signed the Advanced Air Mobility Coordination and Leadership Act into law this week. The bipartisan legislation establishes an interagency working group to engage the federal government to further advanced air mobility (AAM). 

“We are hopeful that [the act] will spur federal government departments and agencies to work collaboratively and aggressively towards the development of a national strategy for the integration of advanced air mobility vehicles into the National Airspace System,” said Pete Bunce, president and CEO of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. He called the working group “a critical enabler” that is required to “strengthen the future of aviation.”

The act authorizes the Secretary of Transportation to establish an interagency working group within 120 days of enactment. Its mission includes reviewing and making recommendations for the federal role in AAM beyond aircraft certification and operations and focusing on economic, workforce, security, and infrastructure recommendations. It is also tasked with reviewing the views of various stakeholders, including aircraft operators and manufacturers; airports; labor groups; state, local, and tribal officials; consumer groups; and first responders.