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Focus moves to Senate on FAA reauthorization

Article | Feb 26, 2016

The focus on FAA reauthorization is moving to the Senate as controversial House legislation to privatize air traffic control services is taken out of play.

AOPA supports Arlington inurnments for WASPs

Article | Feb 26, 2016

AOPA is supporting legislation that would once again allow Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) to have their ashes placed in Arlington National Cemetery.

FAA funding extension expected

Advocacy | Feb 25, 2016

Another short-term extension of the FAA’s current funding seems increasingly likely as FAA reauthorization legislation is further delayed in the House.

AOPA opposes user fees as reauthorization moves to full House

Advocacy | Feb 11, 2016

AOPA is standing firm in its opposition to user fees as FAA reauthorization legislation moves to the full House.

FAA funding hearing highlights disagreements over privatization

Advocacy | Feb 10, 2016

Members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee heard widely differing perspectives on proposed FAA reauthorization legislation at a sometimes tense Feb. 10 hearing.

No user fees and modest upticks in White House budget for FAA

Advocacy | Feb 09, 2016

The president’s latest budget plan does not include user fees but does offer increased funding for NextGen modernization and air traffic services.

Details of long-awaited FAA reauthorization bill revealed

Advocacy | Feb 03, 2016

An FAA reauthorization bill that includes medical reform, user fees, and plans to separate air traffic control functions from the FAA has been announced.

House appropriators reject idea of privatized ATC

Advocacy | Feb 02, 2016

House appropriations leaders have said they won’t support any plans to remove air traffic control from congressional oversight as part of FAA reauthorization.

Senators warn against air traffic spinoff

Advocacy | Jan 29, 2016

In a strongly worded letter to the leadership of the Senate Transportation Committee, appropriators said they oppose separating air traffic control from the FAA.