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S. 2650: Aviation Empowerment Act

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About the bill

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 ...

Sponsor and status

Mike Lee

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Utah. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 11, 2018
Length: 4 pages

Apr 11, 2018


Introduced on Apr 11, 2018

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on April 11, 2018. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Apr 11, 2018

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S. 2650 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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