Senators Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Angus King (I-Maine.) introduced the Promoting the Launch of Aviation’s Next Era (PLANE) Act of 2019, S.2198, on July 23. The bipartisan legislation will benefit general aviation by empowering pilots, investing in airports, and ensuring opportunities for a sustainable, well-trained workforce.
The PLANE Act of 2019 has the support of AOPA and 12 other aviation stakeholder groups who sent a July 22 letter in support of the new bill.
With a growing demand for aviation jobs and Boeing’s Pilot and Technician Outlook predicting a need for more than 800,000 new pilots and 750,000 new aviation technicians in the next 20 years, the PLANE Act addresses challenges within the industry. READ MORE (AOPA)