Summary: H.R.3033 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/23/2017)

Aeronautics Innovation Act

This bill reauthorizes through FY2022 the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate.

NASA shall establish: (1) a low-boom supersonic aircraft program or project that will demonstrate supersonic aircraft designs and technologies that reduce sonic boom noise levels and gather data relating to overland supersonic flight, and (2) a subsonic flight program to demonstrate aircraft vehicle and propulsion concepts and technologies and to enable significant increases in aviation energy efficiency and lower emissions.

NASA shall:

  • research, develop, and test capabilities and concepts for integrating unmanned aircraft systems (i.e., drones) into the national airspace system;
  • leverage its partnership with industry focused on the advancement of technologies for future air traffic management systems for drones for low- and high-altitude operations;
  • leverage industry's advancement of technologies for drones to inform regulatory and standards requirements for various sizes of civil unmanned aircraft systems;
  • consider the needs of U.S. industry; and
  • continue to align its research and testing portfolio to inform unmanned aircraft system integration consistent with national safety and national security objectives.

NASA shall establish a 21st Century Aeronautics Capabilities Initiative within the Construction and Environmental Compliance and Restoration Account.