ATEC joined 32 industry allies calling on the U.S. Senate to expedite its consideration of FAA reauthorization legislation.
The effort, led by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, implored Senate leaders to provide a long-term authorization for agency activities and programs, stating "The aerospace industry needs dependable authority from the FAA and policymakers to continue to provide the highest level of service for aviation customers and meet the needs of the aviation industry and workforce."
The coalition pointed to unrest created by incessant short-term extensions, and praised efforts by committee leadership to move a five-year funding bill.
Once the legislation is passed, Senate and House leaders will need to resolve any outstanding differences between the two bills, before the current authority for FAA activities expires on September 30.
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