The US House of Representatives last week passed an FAA reauthorization bill containing several controversial provisions championed by Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman James Oberstar (D-Minn.), setting the stage for debate in the Senate on the long-stalled effort to renew FAA's legislative mandate and provide long-term funding for the agency. FAA's authorization expired on Sept. 30, 2007, and it since has been funded via temporary extensions (ATWOnline, Feb. 1). The House ...

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