U.S. House passes FAA reauthorization billApril 5, 2011 at 9:59 am | Posted in Aviation Law | Leave a comment
by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty
The House voted 223-196 to approve a bill that would reauthorize the FAA’s operations and programs for four years, at an overall funding level of $59.7 billion. The House bill essentially rolls back FAA spending authorization to 2008 levels, but requires the FAA administrator to identify significant cost savings without cutting activities critical to safety.
The bill streamlines processes and provides funding for priority NextGen air traffic control modernization projects planned in the next four years. It sets deadlines and establishes metrics for evaluating progress. [Full story]