The Alliance for Aviation Across America today issued the following statement in response to news that a funding bill had passed both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives which would keep the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) operating for the next six months. Current funding for the FAA expires on September 30th.
“We applaud Congress for passing legislation to continuing funding of the FAA through the end of March. This funding will ensure that there is no disruption of critical services to communities and airports across the country.”
Currently, Members of Congress are considering longer-term legislation to reauthorize the FAA. Some have proposed taking portions of the FAA away from Congressional oversight and turning it over to a private entity. The League of Rural Voters, the Air Care Alliance and the Alliance recently released results of a national telephone poll conducted by Global Strategy Group showing that the majority of voters oppose privatizing air traffic control function by a nearly two-to-one margin. To view the results of the poll, please click here.
Formed in 2007, the Alliance for Aviation Across America is a non-profit, non-partisan coalition of over 6,300 individuals representing businesses, agricultural groups, FBO’s, small airports, elected officials, charitable organizations, and leading business and aviation groups that support the interest of the general aviation community across various public policy issues.