House Passes 6-Month Extension Of FAA Reauthorization Bill

The House Transportation and Infrastructure has approved a six-month extension of the Federal Aviation Administration’s authorization bill. It was originally set to expire at the end of the month; it will now expire Sept. 30.

Greg Principato, president of Airports Council International – North America, says the organization is eager to work with the House and Senate on a reauthorization bill.

“ACI-NA looks forward to working with both the House and the Senate for enactment of a multi-year FAA reauthorization bill that provides airports the resources to invest in infrastructure projects that are critical for preventing passenger delays and inconvenience when traffic returns,” he says. “In general, runways, terminals, taxiways, and most airport infrastructure projects take five or 10 years, so airports need the financing tools now to lay the groundwork for the future.”

The bill next goes to the Senate for consideration.