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While US Congress’ long overdue passing of a long-term FAA reauthorization bill was undoubtedly a good thing, this is hardly a moment for celebration.
Washington’s dismal display of its lack of understanding of, or regard for, the critical importance of the FAA was politicking at its worse. And while Congress puffed and parlayed through more than four years, 23 temporary extensions and a partial shutdown of FAA, it seemed not to care about the dangerous game it was playing with the world’s most prestigious aviation agency.