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S. 2650 (115th): Aviation Empowerment Act

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A few years ago, a company tried to bring an Uber-style service for private aircraft and airplanes. They were shut down by the government. Now a new bill in Congress is trying to resuscitate the idea.


Some nations have embraced “flight sharing,” an analogue to “ride sharing” services such as Uber and Lyft. This has become especially popular in Europe, where the app Wingly lets people hitch a ride on more than 10,000 small private airplanes registered with the service.

It generally costs much less than an airline flight, the same way an Uber costs less than a taxi. And it also allows people who don’t live that nearby to an airport to find a flight much closer to home.

A similar service in the U.S. called Flytenow (pronounced …

Sponsor and status

Mike Lee

Sponsor. Senator for Utah. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 11, 2018
Length: 4 pages
Apr 11, 2018
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 11, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).



Apr 11, 2018

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

S. 2650 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 2650. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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