Aviation leaders tell Congress new federal safety standards are a must for airlines, airports

As the covid-19 pandemic still exists, passengers are scared of contracting the virus if they fly which will result to low flight travel, the aviation industry leaders on Wednesday  called the Congress to require new and consistent standards to ensure safety on flight travel.

It is only when passengers know what to expect in terms of screening, cleaning procedures, social distancing and other factors will they be reassured that flight travel is safe again, industry experts told the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

“The aviation industry needs clear and consistent federal guidelines and standards to protect passengers and workers now, and as travel returns to the system,” said Todd Hauptli, CEO of the American Association of Airport Executives.

Before starting the airline travel again, the public needs to know about the safety measures already in effect, said Eric Fanning, CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association.

“We are confident that the air exchange and filtration systems used in our airplanes can help mitigate the risk of the spread of the virus,” as well as enhanced cleaning, Fanning said. “We are working to share this safety information with our customers and the public.”

Source: ustoday.com

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