3-Apr-2017 Source: HAI
Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.) introduced S.755 (the Fairness for Pilots Act) on March 29, 2017, calling for improved legal protections of pilots facing FAA investigation or enforcement. The bill would allow pilots “to appeal an FAA decision through a new, merit-based trial in Federal Court;” and require the FAA to increase investigation transparency, expedite the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) Improvement Program, and ensure “the accessibility of flight data,” according to a statement from Inhofe’s office.
Helicopter Association International (HAI) joined other general aviation industry groups in praising the new bill.
“Senator Inhofe is a tireless advocate on behalf of general aviation. We appreciate the senator’s work in introducing the Fairness for Pilots Act,” said Matthew Zuccaro, President and CEO of HAI. “We commend Senator Inhofe’s common sense approach to protecting our rights as airmen, and we encourage the Senate to move this important legislation.”
Click here to read the press release from Senator Inhofe’s office.