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A4A urges US congress for action on FAA authorisation

Airlines for America (A4A), the industry organization representing the leading U.S. airlines, today joined efforts with nearly 30 other key commercial and business aviation associations in sending a letter to Senate leadership, 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.

“Every day, the U.S. airline industry delivers safe and affordable air transportation options to millions of travelers, businesses, and shippers around the world, while supporting nearly 11 million jobs and driving $1.5 trillion in economic activity,” said A4A President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio.

“Adopting a long-term reauthorization bill will provide stability for the FAA to uphold the highest levels of safety we have today, while providing the certainty that employers need to continue creating new jobs, investing in crucial infrastructure and new technology, and encouraging innovation that will move the industry forward.”