H.R.5000 - Free to Fly Act115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Brat, Dave [R-VA-7] (Introduced 02/13/2018)|
|Committees:||House - Transportation and Infrastructure; Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||House - 02/14/2018 Referred to the Subcommittee on Readiness. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5000 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/13/2018)
Free to Fly Act
The bill modifies definitions relating to aviation to permit a foreign air carrier to own U.S. domestic air routes. The foreign carrier may establish U.S.-based subsidiaries for such purpose.
All foreign-owed air carriers that obtain a certificate to fly domestic routes may only hire U.S. citizens or nationals, or permanent legal residents. The Department of Transportation (DOT) may issue a certificate of public convenience and necessity to a foreign air carrier with a board of directors that is comprised of more than 49% non-U.S. citizens.
The bill expands the scope of the President's review of DOT actions involving foreign air carriers.
The Department of Defense may waive citizenship requirements for certain foreign air carriers participating in the civil reserve air fleet.