Aviation

The Capitol Hill Policy Group works hard to develop strategies for our clients that best suit their own aviation-policy needs.

Our Aviation Team is led James Reid. James has 25 years of experience in aviation policy in both the private and public sectors. He started out his career in aviation working with airlines on international route cases and Open Skies policy. As a senior staff member for to Senator John D. Rockefeller IV (D-WV), who served as the top Democrat on the Aviation Subcommittee from 2001 to 2009 and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation from 2009 to 2014, James brings a deep understanding of aviation to clients.

He maintains relationships with key aviation agencies – the Federal Aviation Administration, National Transportation Safety Board, and Transportation Security Administration. During his tenure in the Senate, he led the Senator’s efforts to modernize the nation’s air traffic control system, improve aviation safety, and enhance aviation security resulting in the enactment of the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2003. He also worked to help pass the Aviation and Transportation Security Act. He also led successful effort to pass the first long-term reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration in 2012 after seven years of temporary extensions.