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WASHINGTON – Today, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Aviation Empowerment Act. The bill aims to reduce regulations on America’s pilots by more tightly defining key terms in the Federal Aviation Authority’s 1986 Advisory Circular and creating a new class of pilot.

“Innovation is key to competition and accessibility,” Sen. Lee said. “This bill adds definition and clarity to existing rules that will help unleash that innovation in the aviation community. Studies and experience with cost-sharing services have proven to be safe and effective in other countries, and it is past time we enact them in our country."