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RAA represents North American regional airlines, and the manufacturers of products and services supporting the regional airline industry, before the Congress, DOT, FAA and other federal agencies. Founded in 1975, Washington, DC-based RAA also provides a wide array of technical, government relations and public relations services for regional airlines. The association's 43 member airlines and 305 associate members represent the key decision makers of this vital sector of the commercial aviation industry.
The association's 29 airline members have been voluntarily implementing SMS long before it became a requirement and work closely with other aviation stakeholders to identify and inventory best practices and share this information collectively.
Representing the RAA and its Pilot Supply Task Force, Republic Airways Chairman, President and CEO Bryan Bedford explained how the FAA’s new 1500 hour First Officer Qualification (FOQ) rule has sparked a pilot shortage.
Roger Cohen: "Some 70% of the US relies on regional airlines for their only scheduled flights, and RAA has been among many that have said this 1500 hour rule was an arbitrary ‘quantity versus quality’ standard."
The Regional Airline Association and our airline members are gratified the US Supreme Court strongly affirmed that airlines and their employees must report security threats without fear of potential legal ramifications.
The Regional Airline Association Convention brings together industry representatives from around the world. Maximizing two-full Exhibit Hall show days, this year's convention schedule will be expanded to include more open meeting tracks with shorter...
RAA has agreed to pursue legal action against DOT and FAA asking the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to review the agencies' Capacity Reduction Plan for sequestration and for an emergency stay to prevent implementation of that...