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NBAA Commends Senate Committee Leaders for Agreement On FAA Funding Measure

Contact: Dan Hubbard at (202) 783-9360 or dhubbard@nbaa.org

WASHINGTON, DC, April 28, 2008 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today issued the following statement regarding an agreement reached between the Senate Finance and Commerce Committees over funding for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and modernization of the nation's aviation system.

Agency funding and air traffic control modernization have been included as part of an FAA reauthorization bill under consideration by Congress. With agreement on a measure between the Finance and Commerce Committees, the full Senate is expected to vote soon a comprehensive FAA reauthorization bill.

"NBAA has long been at the forefront of the effort to modernize the nation's aviation system, and we applaud Finance and Commerce Committee leaders for coming to an agreement that facilitates that effort," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "NBAA's Members appreciate the work Congress has done to adequately fund the FAA and modernize the system by building upon the proven and efficient fuel tax for general aviation. NBAA will continue to work with all Members of Congress on this critical issue."

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Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association, Inc. (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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