NATA Applauds Senate's Approval of Bipartisan FAA Reauthorization Legislation
Washington, DC, April 19, 2016 – The following is a statement by National Air Transportation Association President and CEO Thomas L. Hendricks on approval by the United States Senate of H.R. 636, the “Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2016:”
"NATA thanks the Senate for taking up and approving this bipartisan FAA reauthorization bill. Passage of this legislation is the result of the hard work of Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY), Minority Leader Reid (D-NV) and Commerce Committee Chairman Thune (R-SD) and Ranking Member Nelson (D-FL) and their staffs.
The legislation embraces NATA's belief that Congress should build upon its previous work and continue to improve the consistency of FAA decisions across its offices and regions, streamline the FAA certification process to better reflect today's pace of innovation, and assist the agency in operating as efficiently as possible. We hope this legislation will serve as the impetus for the House to cease efforts to create an air traffic control corporation and instead move ahead with other provisions of the House committee-passed legislation that strongly resemble the bill approved today by the Senate."