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December 17, 2013  –  Volume 12 Issue 40 

nullFederal Budget Agreement Reached

The Senate is poised to approve a two-year bipartisan budget agreement in the coming days. The House passed the measure last week by a vote of 332-94. The bill was crafted by Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA). The agreement replaces a significant portion of the automatic cuts (sequestration) that were scheduled to take effect next month and ensures that both chambers are working from the same set of numbers when developing spending bills. The President is expected to sign the measure, which will ensure that a government shutdown is avoided in January.

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nullPart 135.156 DFDR Filtering Regulatory Compliance - Deadline Looming

In Feb 2010, the FAA issued 14 CFR 135.156 that addressed filtering of digital flight data recorder (DFDR) parameters. The full details of the rulemaking can be found here. There are three important dates that are associated with this rule, two of which have already passed. The third compliance date, April 20, 2014 is coming up fast. Click here for more information.

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nullAirline Services Council Forms Working Groups 

NATA’s Airline Services Council (ASC) has formed working groups to help provide solutions to TSA with respect to catering security and also to address other challenges faced by ASC companies due to different interpretations of various rules and compliance procedures.  

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