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NBAA Welcomes Congressional, White House Action to Extend FAA Funding

Contact: Dan Hubbard, (202) 783-9360, dhubbard@nbaa.org

Washington, DC, August 5, 2011 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen today issued the following statement regarding action by Congress and the Obama administration to approve an extension of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funding, while Congress considers multi-year reauthorization legislation: 

"NBAA and the business aviation community welcome the action by Congress and the president to finalize an extension of funding for the FAA. Although we have long said that a multi-year FAA reauthorization bill is the best way to provide the guidance needed for long-term initiatives including implementation of a Next Generation Air Traffic System, we also know that passage of a short-term extension of existing funding levels puts all FAA employees back to work on existing priorities, including many important airport maintenance and construction projects around the country."

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Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The Association represents more than 8,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, the world's largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.

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