New FAA Reauthorization Bill Tackles Seat Size, Supersonic Jets

Reason cited CEI’s Senior Fellow Marc Scribner on Congress aviation reform.

“From our perspective, this is the most forward-leaning language from Congress on supersonics since the 1960s,” says Eli Dourado of Denver-based aviation company Boom, which is working on creating an airliner capable of going Mach 2.2. “It’s clear that Congress wants a supersonic renaissance, and we think that, with policymaker support, the return of commercial supersonic flight is only a matter of time.”

While this language about supersonic flight and commercial drone operations is encouraging, says Marc Scribner, a transportation expert with Competitive Enterprise Institute, it also insufficient without the broader aviation reforms that Congress punted on this year.

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