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Aviation Automation and Human Factors Safety Act of 2019

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A bill to enhance the recognition of, and response to, aircraft failure conditions, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
10/24/2019Introduced in Senate

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10/24/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (3)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL]* 10/24/2019
Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT] 10/28/2019
Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] 11/12/2019

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation10/24/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (10/24/2019)

Aviation Automation and Human Factors Safety Act of 2019

This bill addresses the implementation of various aviation safety recommendations.

Among other requirements, the bill directs the Federal Aviation Administration to

  • require the manufacturer of the 737 MAX aircraft to demonstrate that system safety assessments for such aircraft consider the effect of all possible flight deck alerts and indications on pilot recognition and response;
  • issue guidance defining pilot monitoring metrics that air carriers may use to train and evaluate pilots, including metrics or measurable tasks that air carriers can use to evaluate pilot monitoring proficiency;
  • direct design and production organizations for aviation products to establish safety management systems that are consistent with the standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization; and
  • create a Center for Excellence dedicated to studying flight automation and human factors in commercial aircraft.