InterVISTAS is pleased to announce that its Executive Vice President Bill Swelbar has been chosen to serve on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Working Group on Improving Air Service to Small Communities (Working Group), which was created in accordance with Section 2303 of P.L. 114-190, the FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016. The 2016 FAA Reauthorization Bill established the Working Group and directs the Secretary to issue a report to Congress by July 2017.
As an appointed Representative Member of the Working Group, Bill will work with the Group’s members to explore several issues including whether funding for airports, the Essential Air Service Program (EAS), and the Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP) is sufficient, as well as initiatives that could support pilot training.
InterVISTAS is excited to support Bill in his important work for small communities and the issues they face in maintaining and securing air service. Bill is a leader in the Pilot Shortage issue and is chairman of the Regional Air Service Alliance, an organization dedicated to the health of small community air service.