FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 10, 2016
Devin Osting (AAAA): (202) 223-9523
Alliance Commends Senate Commerce Committee for Leadership on FAA Reauthorization Bill
Washington, DC – Today, the Alliance for Aviation Across America applauded the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Chairman John Thune (R-SD) and Ranking Member Bill Nelson (D-FL) for introducing a bipartisan bill which would reauthorize funding for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) through September 2017. The bill also includes a number of safety provisions for consumers, revises guidelines for the certification of new technologies, third-class medical requirements for pilots, and protects communities from a risky privatization proposal which would potentially impact air access for thousands of small and mid-sized communities.
“Not only does this bill reauthorize funding for the FAA so critical infrastructure and airport projects can move forward, but it supports modernization of our air transportation system while retaining critically-needed Congressional oversight over our air traffic control system. This will ensure that our air transportation system remains a public benefit which serves communities of all sizes. It also ensures a continued stability in the economic activity of these communities and access to critical services such as law enforcement, medical care, firefighting and disaster relief. We look forward to continuing to work with Congress on this and other important issues related to aviation and airports.”
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.