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Washington, DC, Oct. 1, 2015 – National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen today commended Congress and the president for completing work on two important pieces of legislation – one which provides temporary funding for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) operations, the other which supports all government services – until legislation for longer-term funding and priorities can be considered.
Specifically, Congress has passed and the president has signed the “Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2015” – legislation to extend funding and program direction for the FAA until March 31, 2016. Additionally, Congress and the president last night finalized “continuing resolution” (“CR”) legislation to fund all other government services through Dec. 11.
“We commend Congress and the president for passage of both of these measures, each of which is important to business aviation,” Bolen said. “While a long-term reauthorization package is needed for the FAA, we know that the temporary bill completed this week will ensure that necessary safety functions, and additional services the agency provides the industry, will continue uninterrupted. At the same time, the passage of the larger continuing resolution to keep funds available for other government agencies is a welcome development, because the business aviation community relies on agencies beyond the FAA for other critical services related to the use of business aircraft.”
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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 10,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, the world’s largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.
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