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Washington, DC, July 11, 2016 – National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen today issued the statement below, following House passage of legislation extending funds for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) through Sept. 30, 2017.
Current funding for the FAA is set to expire on July 15. House and Senate transportation leaders announced on July 6 that they had come to agreement on the funding-extension bill the House approved today. The 14-month funding measure was agreed to amidst ongoing congressional debate over comprehensive legislation for reauthorization FAA funding and programs.
The extension bill reflects priorities sought by the general aviation community, while eschewing controversial proposals for creating a privatized air traffic control system, funded by user fees.
“Although we will continue to place the highest priority on a long-term reauthorization bill for the FAA, this extension is needed to ensure continued funding for important FAA programs, and we commend the House for passing it today,” Bolen said. “We look forward to Senate passage of the bill as soon as possible.”
The Senate must still vote on the funding measure before it can be sent to the president for his signature. The bill is expected to come up for a vote in that chamber in the coming days.
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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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