FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 18, 2011
Matthew Hager: 218-330-7447
Alliance Applauds Progress on FAA Reauthorization Bills
Washington, DC: Today, the Alliance for Aviation Across America released the following statement in response to passage of FAA Reauthorization legislation in the United States Senate and the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in the House of Representatives:
“We commend Members of the U.S. Senate and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for passing FAA Reauthorization measures that support critically needed funding for the FAA, and provide funding for modernization of our nation’s air traffic control system. This investment in America’s infrastructure will help to fund important airport improvement projects, enhance safety, and support thousands of jobs. This system of airports and general aviation aircraft already support 1.2 million jobs and $150 billion in economic impact around the nation.
“As members of the House and Senate look to reconcile differences in this legislation, we also hope that they will recognize the critical importance of Essential Air Service funding as a lifeline to many smaller communities for a host of important resources and services. We look forward to working with Members of Congress and the Administration on these and all issues important to small towns and rural communities around the country that depend on general aviation and our nation’s system of airports.”
Formed in 2007, the Alliance for Aviation Across America is a non-profit, non-partisan coalition of over 5,500 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. To learn more about the Alliance for Aviation Across America, please visit our website at www.aviationacrossamerica.org