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NBAA applauds Senate passage of long-term FAA reauthorisation bill
The measure contains language to expand workforce development programmes, improve aviation safety, provide funding for community airports and help integrate sustainable aviation technologies.

The NBAA has applauded the US Senate for last night's passage of a bipartisan, bicameral long-term reauthorisation of the FAA, by a margin of 88-4.

Committee leaders in the House and Senate negotiated the compromise package passed by the Senate, which included Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), leaders of the US Senate Commerce Science and Transportation Committee, along with US House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure chair Representative Sam Graves (R-6-MO) and Ranking Member Representative Rick Larsen (D-2-WA).

"We congratulate committee chair Cantwell, ranking member Cruz, subcommittee chair Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and ranking member Jerry Moran (R-KS) for their leadership in passing this critical legislation to enable general aviation to thrive, drive economic prosperity and meet the evolving needs of businesses across the nation to ensure America remains the global leader in aviation," says NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen.

The measure contains a number of provisions supported by NBAA, including language to expand workforce development programmes, improve aviation safety globally, provide funding for community airports and help integrate sustainable aviation technologies such as advanced air mobility.

Earlier this week, more than 500 people from across the business aviation community joined NBAA in sending a letter urging congressional lawmakers to continue moving forward on the FAA bill.

The bill will next go to the House for consideration before it can be signed into law by the President. The Senate has also passed a short-term extension of the current FAA authorisation bill that will last through 17 May, 2024.

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