The clock is inexorably ticking towards Sept. 30, 2015, when FAA’s current authorization expires. For those who have forgotten (many of us wish we could), the last FAA reauthorization was an embarrassing saga of epic Washington dysfunction that at its nadir featured a partial shutdown of the agency. FAA’s authorization expired on Sept. 30, 2007 and, staggeringly, the next reauthorization wasn’t passed until February of 2012. The agency stayed afloat for more than four years ...

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