49 U.S.C. § 40103
|HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES|
|Source (U.S. Code)||Source (Statutes at Large)|
|40103(a)(1)||49 App.:1508(a) (1st sentence).||Aug. 23, 1958, Pub. L. 85-726, §§307(a), (c), (d), 308(a) (3d sentence), 1108(a), 1201, 1202, 72 Stat. 749, 750, 751, 798, 800.|
|40103(a)(2)||49 App.:1304.||Aug. 23, 1958, Pub. L. 85-726, §104, 72 Stat. 740; Oct. 4, 1984, Pub. L. 98-443, §14, 98 Stat. 1711.|
|49 App.:1551(b)(1)(E).||Aug. 28, 1958, Pub. L. 85-726, 72 Stat. 731, §1601(b)(1)(E); added Oct. 4, 1984, Pub. L. 98-443, §3(e), 98 Stat. 1704.|
|49 App.:1655(c)(1).||Oct. 15, 1966, Pub. L. 89-670, §6(c)(1), 80 Stat. 938; Jan. 12, 1983, Pub. L. 97-449, §7(b), 96 Stat. 2444.|
|40103(d)||49 App.:1508(a) (last sentence).|
|40103(e)||49 App.:1349(a) (3d sentence).|
|49 App.:1349(a) (last sentence).||Aug. 23, 1958, Pub. L. 85-726, 72 Stat. 731, §308(a) (last sentence); added Sept. 3, 1982, Pub. L. 97-248, §524(a)(1), 96 Stat. 695.|
REGULATIONSPub. L. 85-726, title VI, §613(a), (b), as added by Pub. L. 101-508, title IX, §91249124,, 104 Stat. 1388-370, provided that: "(a) NATIONAL DISASTER AREAS.-Before the 180th day following the date of the enactment of this section [Nov. 5, 1990], the Administrator, for safety and humanitarian reasons, shall issue such regulations as may be necessary to prohibit or otherwise restrict aircraft overflights of any inhabited area which has been declared a national disaster area in the State of Hawaii."(b) EXCEPTIONS.-Regulations issued pursuant to subsection (a) shall not be applicable in the case of aircraft overflights involving an emergency or a ligitimate [sic] scientific purpose."
AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL OPERATIONAL CONTINGENCY PLANS Pub. L. 115-254, div. B, title V, §504, Oct. 5, 2018, 132 Stat. 3353, provided that: "(a) AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL OPERATIONAL CONTINGENCY PLANS.-Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act [Oct. 5, 2018], the Administrator [of the Federal Aviation Administration] shall review the Administration's air traffic control operational contingency plans (FAA Order JO 1900.47E), and, as the Administrator considers appropriate, update such plans, to address potential air traffic facility outages that could have a major impact on the operation of the national airspace system, including the most recent findings and recommendations in the report under subsection (c)."(b) UPDATES.-Not later than 60 days after the date the air traffic control operational contingency plans are reviewed under subsection (a), the Administrator shall submit to the appropriate committees of Congress [Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate and Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives] a report on the review, including any recommendations for ensuring air traffic facility outages do not have a major impact on the operation of the national airspace system."(c) RESILIENCY RECOMMENDATIONS.-Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, and periodically thereafter as the Administrator considers appropriate, the Administrator shall convene NextGen [Next Generation Air Transportation System] program officials to evaluate, expedite, and complete a report on how planned NextGen capabilities can enhance the resiliency and continuity of national airspace system operations and mitigate the impact of future air traffic control disruptions."
AIR SHOWS Pub. L. 115-254, div. B, title V, §512, Oct. 5, 2018, 132 Stat. 3356, provided that: "On an annual basis, the Administrator [of the Federal Aviation Administration] shall work with representatives of [Federal Aviation] Administration-approved air shows, the general aviation community, and stadiums and other large outdoor events and venues to identify and resolve, to the maximum extent practicable, scheduling conflicts between Administration-approved air shows and large outdoor events and venues where-"(1) flight restrictions will be imposed pursuant to section 521 of title V of division F of Public Law 108-199 (118 Stat. 343) [set out below]; or "(2) any other restriction will be imposed pursuant to Federal Aviation Administration Flight Data Center Notice to Airmen 4/3621 (or any successor notice to airmen)."
AIR TRAFFIC SERVICES AT AVIATION EVENTS Pub. L. 115-254, div. B, title V, §530, Oct. 5, 2018, 132 Stat. 3365, provided that:"(a) REQUIREMENT TO PROVIDE SERVICES AND RELATED SUPPORT.-The Administrator [of the Federal Aviation Administration] shall provide air traffic services and aviation safety support for large, multiday aviation events, including airshows and fly-ins, where the average daily number of manned operations were 1,000 or greater in at least one of the preceding two years, without the imposition or collection of any fee, tax, or other charge for that purpose. Amounts for the provision of such services and support shall be derived from amounts appropriated or otherwise available for the [Federal Aviation] Administration."(b) DETERMINATION OF SERVICES AND SUPPORT TO BE PROVIDED.-In determining the services and support to be provided for an aviation event for purposes of subsection (a), the Administrator shall take into account the following: "(1) The services and support required to meet levels of activity at prior events, if any, similar to the event. "(2) The anticipated need for services and support at the event."
ENHANCED AIR TRAFFIC SERVICES Pub. L. 115-254, div. B, title V, §547, Oct. 5, 2018, 132 Stat. 3377, provided that:"(a) IN GENERAL.-Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act [Oct. 5, 2018], the Administrator [of the Federal Aviation Administration] shall establish a pilot program to provide air traffic control services on a preferential basis to aircraft equipped with certain NextGen [Next Generation Air Transportation System] avionics that-"(1) lasts at least 2 years; and "(2) operates in at least 3 suitable airports. "(b) DURATION OF DAILY SERVICE.-The air traffic control services provided under the pilot program established under subsection (a) shall occur for at least 3 consecutive hours between 0600 and 2200 local time during each day of the pilot program."(c) AIRPORT SELECTION.-The Administrator shall designate airports for participation in the pilot program after consultation with aircraft operators, manufacturers, and airport sponsors."(d) DEFINITIONS.-"(1) CERTAIN NEXTGEN AVIONICS.-The term 'certain NextGen avionics' means those avionics and related software designated by the Administrator after consultations with aircraft operators and manufacturers."(2) PREFERENTIAL BASIS.-The term 'preferential basis' means-"(A) prioritizing aircraft equipped with certain NextGen avionics during a Ground Delay Program by assigning them fewer minutes of delay relative to other aircraft based upon principles established after consultation with aircraft operators and manufacturers; or"(B) sequencing aircraft equipped with certain NextGen avionics ahead of other aircraft in the Traffic Flow Management System to the maximum extent consistent with safety."(e) SUNSET.-The pilot program established under subsection (a) shall terminate on September 30, 2023."(f) REPORT.-Not later than 90 days after the date on which the pilot program terminates, the Administrator shall submit to the appropriate committees of Congress [Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate and Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives] a report on the results of the pilot program."
MAINTAINING RESTRICTIONS UNDER CERTAIN NOTAMS Pub. L. 108-199, div. F, title V, §521, Jan. 23, 2004, 118 Stat. 343, provided that:"(a) IN GENERAL.-The Secretary of Transportation-"(1) shall, without regard to any fiscal year limitation, maintain in full force and effect the restrictions imposed under Federal Aviation Administration Notices to Airmen FDC 3/2122, FDC 3/2123, and FDC 2/0199; and"(2) may not grant any waivers or exemptions from such restrictions, except-"(A) as authorized by air traffic control for operational or safety purposes;"(B) with respect to an event, stadium, or other venue-"(i) for operational purposes;"(ii) for the transport of team members, officials of the governing body, and immediate family members and guests of such team members and officials to and from such event, stadium, or venue;"(iii) in the case of a sporting event, for the transport of equipment or parts to and from such sporting event;"(iv) to permit a broadcast rights holder to provide broadcast coverage of such event, stadium, or venue; and"(v) for safety and security purposes related to such event, stadium, or venue; and"(C) to allow the operation of an aircraft in restricted airspace to the extent necessary to arrive at or depart from an airport using standard air traffic control procedures."(b) LIMITATIONS ON USE OF FUNDS.-None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by title I of this Act [div. F of Pub. L. 108-199 see Tables for classification] may be obligated or expended to terminate or limit the restrictions imposed under the Federal Aviation Administration Notices to Airmen referred to in subsection (a), or to grant waivers of, or exemptions from, such restrictions except as provided under subsection (a)(2)."(c) BROADCAST CONTRACTS NOT AFFECTED.-Nothing in this section shall be construed to affect contractual rights pertaining to any broadcasting agreement."
NATIONAL AIRSPACE REDESIGN Pub. L. 106-181, title VII, §736, Apr. 5, 2000, 114 Stat. 171, provided that:"(a) FINDINGS.-Congress makes the following findings:"(1) The national airspace, comprising more than 29 million square miles, handles more than 55,000 flights per day."(2) Almost 2,000,000 passengers per day traverse the United States through 20 major en route centers, including more than 700 different sectors. "(3) Redesign and review of the national airspace may produce benefits for the travelling public by increasing the efficiency and capacity of the air traffic control system and reducing delays."(4) Redesign of the national airspace should be a high priority for the Federal Aviation Administration and the air transportation industry. "(b) REDESIGN.-The Administrator [of the Federal Aviation Administration], with advice from the aviation industry and other interested parties, shall conduct a comprehensive redesign of the national airspace system."(c) REPORT.-Not later than December 31, 2000, the Administrator shall transmit to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives a report on the Administrator's comprehensive national airspace redesign. The report shall include projected milestones for completion of the redesign and shall also include a date for completion."(d) AUTHORIZATION.-There is authorized to be appropriated to the Administrator to carry out this section $12,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2000, 2001, and 2002."