NBAA Welcomes Senate Committee’s Approval of FAA Reauthorization Package

Contacts: Dan Hubbard, (202) 783-9360,
Patrick Dunne, (202) 783-9263,

Washington, DC, July 22, 2009 – National Business AviationAssociation (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen today welcomed approval bythe Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee of legislationintroduced last week to reauthorize Federal Aviation Administration(FAA) programs and continue development of a Next Generation Air TrafficControl System, also known as “NextGen.” The committee approved thelegislation yesterday.

“We commend the Commerce Committee for its leadership in developing andapproving legislation to ensure that the transformation of the nation’saviation system will continue,” Bolen said. “We look forward tocontinuing to work with senators on FAA reauthorization as the issueprogresses through the Senate.”

The Senate Finance Committee will consider the tax portion of FAAreauthorization legislation. House lawmakers passed their version of FAAreauthorization legislation (H.R. 915) on May 21.

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

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