Washington, DC, Sept. 28, 2017 – National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen today issued the following statement regarding congressional enactment of a short-term extension to fund operations of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
“While NBAA has always supported passage of a long-term FAA reauthorization bill, we appreciate that congressional leaders have taken this important step to provide an extension of FAA funding and operating authority, so that the agency can continue to have the resources needed for its critical safety, infrastructure and other programs.
“We will work with leaders from both chambers to ensure a full FAA reauthorization bill that enjoys support from both parties and maintains our nation’s leadership in aviation, not just in the short term, but five, 10 and 25 years from now.”
Funding for the FAA under the current authorization expires Sept. 30, and both the House and Senate continue to debate reauthorization for the agency. The extension approved by Congress today expires on March, 31, 2018.