House Committee Hearing to Focus on FAA Reauthorization
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Posted by: Admin
Both Chambers of Congress are currently debating Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization. The FAA is now operating under the 17th short-term extension since the last Reauthorization act was passed and passage of long-term legislation is an appropriate priority for the 112th Congress. RAA strongly supports modernization of our nation's air transportation system through the transition to "NowGen," which will help reduce the carbon footprint of air travel, streamline airline operations, improve safety, and strengthen our nation's economy by creating jobs. These extensive national benefits should be reflected in a robust general fund contribution to the FAA's funding and through adequate funding for the Essential Air Service (EAS) program, which preserves air service in vulnerable communities.
FAA Reauthorization is currently being debated on the Senate Floor and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's Aviation Subcommittee held hearings this week on the matter. RAA President Roger Cohen has previously testified at similar hearings. For more information, contact RAA's Faye Malarkey Black.Read RAA's previous congressional hearing testimony about FAA reauthorization.