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2016 Year in Review: A Short-term FAA Bill Resets the Debate on ATC Reform

When the 115th U.S. Congress convenes in January, it will face another FAA reauthorization deadline. The House and Senate will have until September 30 to come up with another comprehensive reauthorization bill, providing a new opportunity to finish unresolved issues such as certification reform, taxation of aircraft management fees and possibly even the so-called fuel fraud measure. But it also will provide a venue to reopen the unresolved debate surrounding air traffic reform.

Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), who is returning as the chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee, has left little doubt this is high on his agenda, and he is encouraged that he may have a new ally in the White House. The lawmaker has spoken to President-elect Donald Trump about ATC reform “in broad terms and…thought he was open to the concept,” the committee confirmed.

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Outlet: AIN Online
Author: Kerry Lynch
Type: Online
Date: Dec. 23, 2016
Title: 2016 Year in Review: A Short-term FAA Bill Resets the Debate on ATC Reform
Link: http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2016-12-22/2016-year-review-short-term-faa-bill-resets-debate-atc-reform