AIAA Encouraged by Congressional Passage of FAA Extension Written 13 July 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: John Blacksten
Will Call on 115th Congress To Take Action to Stabilize Long-Term Funding For The Agency
July 13, 2016 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is encouraged by the recent short-term extension of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA); however, it does not go far enough to ensure the agency’s long-term funding and policy direction. While the act does include much-needed provisions related to aviation security, unmanned aerial vehicles, and consumer protections, future legislation must be more comprehensive. Congress should provide multi-year funding to allow for the successful implementation of NextGen and the advancement of commercial space transportation operations, along with reforms to streamline the certification process for new aircraft and bring products to market faster.
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