US Senate Commerce and Transportation Committee last week approved the FAA reauthorization bill proposed earlier in May by Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) (ATWOnline, May 7). The legislation provides $65 billion to fund the agency through 2011 and also would establish a $25-per-flight surcharge to help fund air traffic control modernization. The bill additionally includes "passengers' rights" provisions, namely a requirement that airlines provide passengers on ...

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