On Jan. 25, 2019, President Trump signed legislation to reopen those portions of the government impacted by the shutdown until Feb. 15. During this period, House and Senate negotiators will continue work on border security issues and a 2019 Homeland Security spending bill.

During the 35 day partial shutdown that began on Dec. 21, 2018, NBAA closely monitored the impact. The departments of Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, State, Interior, Agriculture, Treasury, Commerce, Homeland Security and Justice, as well as other independent agencies were all subject to the shutdown.

With the Department of Transportation shut down, many key FAA functions faced disruptions. However, thanks to the work of the general aviation community, the FAA Registry in Oklahoma City has been deemed essential and continued operating during the shutdown.

Although the aircraft registry was open, the extended shutdown caused significant challenges for general aviation. NBAA thanks all of the dedicated federal employees for their work to keep our aviation system functioning during the shutdown. Members are encouraged to Contact Congress today to let elected officials know that avoiding another shutdown is critical to the success of general aviation.