WASHINGTON (KWCH) U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Mark Warner (D-Va)., co-chairs of the Senate Aerospace Caucus, on Wednesday introduced legislation meant to preserve jobs in aviation manufacturing.
The legislation would create a private-public partnership between the federal government and aviation manufacturers. It is designed to protect the workforce and industry impacted by COVID-19, senators say.
“The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a drastic decline in air travel, and as a result, aviation manufacturing has experienced significant financial losses resulting in widespread layoffs,” says Sen. Moran. “Both in Wichita – the Air Capital of the World – and around the country, our aviation manufacturing plays a critical role in commercial aviation and in our defense community. This legislation would create a program to temporarily support aviation