24-Sep-2009 9:46 AM

House of Representatives extends funding authority for FAA programmes

US House of Representatives approved (23-Sep-09) a three-month extension to the FAA Reauthorisation Bill until 31-Dec-09. The funding was to expire on 30-Sep-09. The bill provides USD1 billion in contract authority for the Airport Improvement Programme (AIP). The USD1 billion provided for the first three months of FY2010 will enable airports to move forward with safety and capacity projects. [more]

Airports Council International-North America President, Greg Principato, expressed (23-Sep-2009) appreciation for the passage of a three-month extension of the FAA's authorisation that will expire on 31-Dec-2009. [more]

ACI-NA: “ACI-NA applauds Chairman James Oberstar, Rep. Jerry Costello, and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for taking this important step, and looks forward to continuing to work with both the House and the Senate for enactment of a multi-year FAA reauthorization bill this year. It is critical, though, that this be the last short-term extension and that a multi-year reauthorization of the FAA is passed this year as it provides an important step forward in obtaining the NextGen air transportation system, enhances passenger rights and airline safety, and provides resources—such as Passenger Facility Charge (PFC)—that fund important safety and security infrastructure projects.” Greg Principato, President. Source: ACI-NA, 23-Sep-2009.

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