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Running Head: RESEARCH PAPER: THE AIR COMMERCE ACT OF 1926Research Paper: The Air Commerce Act of 1926Embry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityStudent NameAuthor NoteThis research paper was prepared for ASCI 254, Aviation Legislation, tough by Professor___________, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Worldwide CampusCorrespondence concerning this research should be addressed to__________,contact: _______________________
2RESEARCH PAPER: THE AIR COMMERCE ACT OF 1926AbstractHistorically, the government’s interest in regulating various modes of transportation extended toensuring competition, while maintaining the efficiency for operators and passengers. When itcomes to the aviation industry, it was barely regulated before the Air Commerce Act was signedby President Calvin Coolidge in 1926. The first federal regulation of aviation occurred with thepassage of the Air Commerce Act of 1926, with a modest mandate from the Congress to developaviation. The act became a solid foundation for the building of national commercial aviationindustry to deal with the issues encountered with the rise of aviation. This research will be usefulfor any student pursuing a degree in aviation or an aviation professional enquiring thebackground of aviation legislation. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationbetween the Air Commerce Act of 1926 and the development of aviation. The research wasperformed by using the cross-section analysis of know history facts supported by references toactual documents and comparing the data against the timeline. The study definitely answers thequestions regarding the significance of the act in the aviation legislation and also highlights theimportance of the act in the development of the aviation industry. The research is oriented arounda specific period of time, therefore, additional studies required in order to establish therelationship between the later acts and further development of aviation legislation in the UnitedStates.Keywords:Research PaperAir Commerce Act of 1926, Aviation Legislation, Air Law, FederalAviation Administrations, FAA
3RESEARCH PAPER: THE AIR COMMERCE ACT OF 1926The Air Commerce Act of 1926IntroductionWhen the Wright brothers made their first manned flight 17th December 1903, theaviation industry was at its infantry. However, the following years the multipurpose development