US Congressional staff expressed optimism Friday that FAA reauthorization legislation can be passed this year but conceded that several contentious issues, in particular regarding FAA inspections of foreign repair stations, remain unresolved. The House of Representatives already has passed a three-year, $53.5 billion reauthorization bill, but it differs significantly from a two-year, $40 billion proposal working its way through the Senate (ATWOnline, Aug. 24). The House bill would require ...

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