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The Alliance for Aviation Across America Applauds the Passage of FAA Reauthorization
May 15, 2024
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  • Washington, DC, May 15, 2024 – The Alliance for Aviation Across America today commended the bipartisan passage of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2024 (H.R. 3935). This vital legislation, reauthorizing the FAA through fiscal year 2028, was passed with robust bipartisan support: an 88-4 vote in the Senate last week, followed by today’s House vote of 387-26. President Biden is expected to sign the bill into law this week before the current extension expires on Friday.

    Devin Osting, the interim executive director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America, stated, “This FAA reauthorization is critically important for general aviation and our national air transportation infrastructure. It includes vital investments in our local airports, increasing the authorization of the Airport Improvement Program from $3.4 billion to $4 billion annually, and promotes significant advancements in areas such as workforce development and advanced air mobility, which are essential for the future growth of industry.

    “We extend our gratitude to the committee leadership in both chambers, including House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Sam Graves (R-MO) and Ranking Member Rick Larsen (D-WA), as well as Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Chair Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Ranking Member Ted Cruz (R-TX), for coming together in bipartisan, bicameral compromise and their commitment to ensuring the stable and predictable continuation of essential programs for the aviation sector in the United States.”

    General aviation supports $247 billion in economic impact annually and 1.2 million American jobs. It provides critical services including access to medical care, disaster relief, law enforcement, and connects rural communities across the country.

    About the Alliance for Aviation Across America:
    Formed in 2007, the Alliance for Aviation Across America is a non-profit coalition of over 7,000 individuals, businesses, agricultural groups, FBOs, small airports, elected officials, charitable organizations, and leading business and aviation groups that support various public policy issues that impact the general aviation community and national air transportation infrastructure.

    Steve Fong