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NBAA Statement on Congressional Passage of Short-Term FAA Funding Extension

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

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.

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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 11,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, the world's largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.

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