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NBAA Welcomes Introduction of Senate FAA Reauthorization Package

Contacts: Dan Hubbard, (202) 783-9360, dhubbard@nbaa.org
Patrick Dunne, (202) 783-9263, pdunne@nbaa.org

Washington, DC, July 14, 2009 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) welcomed "reauthorization" legislation introduced in the United States Senate today for funding the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and building upon the work already done to develop a Next Generation Air Traffic Control System, or NextGen.

"We commend the Commerce Committee leadership on their efforts to accelerate aviation system modernization," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "We look forward to working with the committee to complete FAA reauthorization and note that the priorities outlined by the general aviation community for reauthorization are reflected in the proposal introduced today.

"General aviation has long promoted technologies and policies that help the nation's aviation system operate as safely and efficiently as possible," Bolen continued. "NBAA remains committed to working with leaders on both sides of Capitol Hill to continue the steps already taken to ensure that our aviation system remains the largest, best and safest in the world."

The legislation introduced today must now be considered by the Senate Commerce Committee. House lawmakers passed their version of FAA reauthorization legislation (H.R. 915) on May 21.

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Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The Association represents more than 8,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, the world's largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.

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