FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018

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The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 302, Pub.L. 115–254) is a United States federal law, enacted during the 115th United States Congress, which reauthorizes the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other programs till the end of fiscal year 2023. The bill was passed by Congress on October 3, 2018, and was signed by President Donald Trump on October 5, 2018.

The law contains a provision that requires the FAA to set a standard for the minimum size of airline seats. The law also bans the use of electronic cigarettes on aircraft.

Provisions and Short Titles[edit]

  • Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development Act of 2018 (BUILD Act of 2018)
  • Commercial Balloon Pilot Safety Act of 2018
  • Concrete Masonry Products Research, Education, and Promotion Act of 2018
  • Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018
  • FAA Leadership in Groundbreaking High-Tech Research and Development Act (FLIGHT R&D Act)
  • FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018
  • Fairness for Pilots Act
  • Geospatial Data Act of 2018
  • Maritime Security Improvement Act of 2018
  • National Transportation Safety Board Reauthorization Act
  • Preventing Emerging Threats Act of 2018
  • Saracini Aviation Safety Act of 2018
  • Securing General Aviation and Charter Air Carrier Service Act
  • Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act of 2018
  • Transparency Improvements and Compensation to Keep Every Ticketholder Safe Act of 2018 (TICKETS Act)
  • TSA Modernization Act


  • Mutzabaugh, Ben (October 4, 2018). "Congress Passes 5-Year FAA Reauthorization Act". National Conference of State Legislatures. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  • Segers, Grace (October 5, 2018). "Trump signs FAA Reauthorization Act, which will regulate airline seat sizes". CBS News. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  • Husch, Ben (October 5, 2018). "President Trump signs bill that will regulate airline seat sizes". USA Today. Retrieved October 7, 2018.