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AOPA ACTION

Proposal would help
workforce challenges
AOPA joins 130 aviation organizations
in legislation support
BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION to address challenges in the U.S. aviation and aerospace industries has been introduced in the House of Representatives. The
proposed National Center for the Advancement of Aviation (NCAA) Act of
2020, H.R.8532, would create an independent center to facilitate collaboration among commercial, general, and military aviation sectors to address the
mounting workforce challenges facing the industry.
The NCAA would help to develop and deploy a workforce of pilots, aerospace
engineers, unmanned aircraft systems operators, aviation maintenance technicians, and others. It would provide resources to curriculum developers working
to integrate science, technology, engineering, and math, leveraging knowledge
and expertise among industry sectors. The center also would serve as a central
repository for economic and safety data research. In addition, the NCAA would
enable greater opportunities for apprenticeships, and help military veterans and
others transition to well-paying technical jobs in the aviation industry.
H.R.8532 was introduced in the House by Reps. André Carson (D-Ind.),
Don Young (R-Alaska), and House Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Rick
Larsen (D-Wash.). Carson and Young also serve on the aviation subcommittee.
An identical, bipartisan bill was introduced in the Senate earlier this year
by Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), both pilots.
The bill is co-sponsored by Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.),
and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.).
Even as the airlines continue to struggle in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the commercial aviation industry still faces a long-term shortage of

BAKER ON THE NEWS
"AOPA is proud to join the aviation and
aerospace industries in support of this legislation. As an industry, we must ensure that
we are prepared to meet the demands for
highly qualified professionals in all sectors of
general, commercial, and military aviation-
including pilots, mechanics, and technicians.
All are needed and vital to ensure the U.S.
aviation industry remains competitive and
prepared for the future."
-AOPA President Mark Baker

qualified professionals, encompassing pilots, technicians, and maintenance professionals.
More than 130 organizations representing all segments of aviation support the legislation.
aopa.org/pilot/NCAA

Manufacturers, AOPA praise action on standards
THE FAA'S ACCEPTANCE of a second
package of industry-drafted aircraft
certification standards that AOPA
considers "pivotal" to future aircraft
development should encourage safety
and innovation and help bring advanced
air mobility and electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft into service, an
industry group said.
The FAA published a notice in the
Federal Register accepting 63 means
of compliance (MOC) developed by

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industry under ASTM International,
paving the way for easier general aviation aircraft certifications. This action
eases the pathway for new entrant,
advanced technology aircraft by bringing in performance-based certification
methodologies.
The reforms give manufacturers more flexibility for accomplishing
design safety goals. The aviation industry's advocacy for the revised rule
was led by the General Aviation

Manufacturers Association, with support from AOPA.
"These pivotal changes will bring new
and safer technologies into the cockpit
and reduce costs for pilots and operators,"
AOPA President Mark Baker said. "The
entire general aviation industry worked
hard to bring about these reforms, and we
applaud Congress and the FAA for enacting smart regulations that preserve safety
and promote innovation."
aopa.org/pilot/reforms


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