The top Republican and top Democrat on the US Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee have introduced a bipartisan FAA reauthorization bill that does not include any proposal to remove air traffic control (ATC) from FAA, delivering a serious blow to the effort to create an independent ATC corporation. The proposed Senate bill, which would authorize FAA through Sept. 30, 2017, focuses on legislative goals in areas such as unmanned aircraft regulation and airline consumer ...

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