H.R. 1262 would direct the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to complete a variety of administrative tasks related to notices to airmen (NOTAMs), which convey essential information to personnel concerned with flight operations. (For example, NOTAMs alert aircraft pilots of potential hazards along a flight route or other conditions or situations affecting aeronautical facilities, services, or procedures that might affect the safety of flight operations.) In particular, the bill would require the FAA to establish a task force with members from the aviation industry, labor unions, and safety experts to review existing policies related to NOTAMs, recommend improvements, and report its findings to the Congress.
According to the FAA, the bill’s requirements are largely consistent with existing activities related to NOTAMs. As a result, CBO estimates that any increase in federal spending to meet those requirements—which would be subject to appropriation—would not exceed $500,000 over the 2021-2026 period.