Airlines for America (A4A), representing the leading US airlines, has announced it has joined efforts with nearly 30 other key commercial and business aviation associations in urging the Senate to swiftly consider a long-term reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) before the current authority for the FAA´s activities expires on September 30, the organization said.
The letter stated that the FAA and the traveling public have been subjected to short-term extensions of the FAA´s authority since 2015, and these stopgap measures have negatively impacted the FAA´s activities. Prompt consideration by the Senate will enable discussions with the House to resolve any outstanding differences between the two bills before the expiration of authority, the letter continued.
Annually, commercial aviation helps drive USD 1.5 trillion in US economic activity and more than 10 million US jobs. US airlines fly 2.3 million passengers and more than 55,000 tons of cargo each day. Airlines for America (A4A) advocates on behalf of the American airline industry as a model of safety, customer service and environmental responsibility and as the indispensable network that drives our nation´s economy and global competitiveness.