August 07, 2017

Senator Hassan Visits Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center in Nashua

NASHUA – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan visited the Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center, where she met with members of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association and reaffirmed her commitment to aviation safety.

“Our hard-working air traffic controllers are integral to keeping our skies safe, and I am committed to supporting their efforts,” Senator Hassan said. “As a member of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, I fought to include key provisions in the bipartisan FAA reauthorization bill to bolster rural airports – and the jobs these airports support – in New Hampshire and across America. I look forward to working with the National Air Traffic Controllers Association and the Air Route Traffic Control Center to strengthen aviation safety.”

The bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill included key provisions championed by Senator Hassan, including the TICKETS Act, which Senator Hassan introduced to strengthen consumer protections for the flying public following the incident on United Flight 3411. The bill also includes measures to require a secondary barrier on new aircrafts to protect the security of airline cockpits, improves accessibility for people living with disabilities; addresses law enforcement challenges posed by drones, including those related to cross-border drug trafficking; supports rural airports; and encourages innovation by expanding opportunities for women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) – all of which Senator Hassan has championed.

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