US Congress last week passed another three-month extension in FAA funding to March 31, formally conceding that it will fail to enact reauthorization legislation for the third straight year. The agency's authorization officially expired on Sept. 30, 2007. It has remained operational via a series of temporary extensions passed by Congress (ATWOnline, Sept. 24). "Given that the current authority for aviation programs expires on December 31, an extension of current law is necessary to continue ...

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