NBAA LAUDS HOUSE PASSAGE OF LONG-TERM FAA REAUTHORIZATION BILL

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) welcomed passage of legislation (H.R. 4) by the U.S. House of Representatives, which provides a five-year reauthorization for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

“We are pleased to see this legislation pass the House,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “While the bill is not perfect, a long-term reauthorization is critical to advancing our shared priorities. Equally important, this bipartisan bill will modernize, not privatize air traffic control. We are grateful that members of Congress heard their constituents’ concerns about ATC privatization, and reflected those concerns in bringing this legislation to final passage.”

Bolen noted that, along with the exclusion of ATC privatization from the House bill, a number of passages are incorporated into H.R. 4, which reflect the general aviation community’s priorities, including language supporting airport investment, industry workforce development, certification reform, exempting the FAA registry from a government shutdown and other important provisions.

“With final passage of this House legislation, we look forward to the completion of a bipartisan, bicameral FAA reauthorization bill that supports long-term investment in the nation’s aviation infrastructure, advances the work already underway to modernize America’s aviation system, and ensures that our country remains the world’s aviation leader for decades to come,” Bolen concluded.