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Washington, DC, Sept. 29, 2015 – National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen today commended the U.S. Senate for unanimously approving legislation to fund the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) through March 2016. It now heads to President Obama, who is expected to sign the bill into law before the current authorization expires on Sept. 30.
The bill was introduced in the House of Representatives last week by Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster (R-9-PA) and Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-1-WI). It would continue the FAA¹s existing structure and priorities through March 31, 2016, while debate continues on a long-term plan for the agency.
“The business aviation community applauds the Senate for recognizing the importance of FAA operations,” Bolen said. “This extension ensures the FAA can continue its essential work uninterrupted.”
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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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