Dr. Ed Schweitzer, president of Pullman, WA-based Schweitzer Engineering Labs, and Dr. Lance Ferguson, a Kentucky-based eye surgeon, have joined the fight against ATC privatization, as two of the more than 100 business leaders who have written to Congress opposing H.R. 2997. “We need to make sure that these [lawmakers] understand that without that ability to fly, these industries are going to wither and die.”
The Fairness to Pilots Act, Section 392 of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, makes legislative tweaks to the Pilots Bill of Rights, further protecting pilots and other certificate holders as originally intended.
The U.S. aviation industry has dramatically reduced noise exposure and continues to do so, making any new legislative mandates on noise counterproductive to the protocols already in place, NBAA and a coalition of aviation organizations recently wrote in a letter to Senate leaders.