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NBAA Applauds Congressional Progress on FAA Reauthorization Package

Contact: Dan Hubbard, (202) 783-9360, [email protected]

Washington, DC, February 1, 2012 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today praised the House-Senate Conference Committee for reaching agreement on a long-term Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) "reauthorization" package of funding and program direction for the agency. A final vote on the measure is expected soon.

"Thanks to this action, after five years of debate, we can now clearly see the finish line, and final passage on a long-sought reauthorization bill is imminent," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "We thank the leaders on both sides of the aisle in the House and Senate who have worked tirelessly to get us to this point. The business aviation community understands that a long-term measure is the best way to ensure that the agency has the guidance needed to pursue long-term initiatives, including implementation of a Next Generation Air Traffic System, and other priorities, so that our aviation system can meet the needs of the future.

"We also wish to thank the many NBAA Members who have made their voices heard on the importance of this legislation," Bolen said. "Their advocacy has been instrumental in helping Congress understand the industry's value, and the importance of getting an FAA reauthorization bill passed," he added.

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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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