House Approves FAA Extension
December 11, 2009
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  • With the current FAA extension set to expire at the end of December, the House on Tuesday passed a bill to extend aviation programs and excise taxes through the end of March 2010.

    The Senate is expected to approve the measure before the end of this month.

    The three-month extension will give lawmakers additional time to work on the long-delayed multi-year FAA reauthorization bill.

    The extension will provide a total of $2 billion in AIP contract authority for the first six months of fiscal year 2010. This equals half of the $4 billion in AIP funds that the House and Senate versions of FAA reauthorization legislation provide for next year.

    Date: 2009-12-08