State Aviation Officials Commend Bipartisan Agreement on FAA Reauthorization

The National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) commends the bipartisan, bicameral compromise FAA reauthorization bill, which the leadership of the House Transportation and Infrastructure and Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committees released yesterday. This bill would authorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and associated programs through fiscal year 2028.

“State aviation officials are pleased to see a bipartisan, bicameral agreement on a FAA reauthorization bill,” said Greg Pecoraro, NASAO President and CEO. “We are particularly pleased to see NASAO-backed provisions included in the compromise bill, including increasing investments in the nation’s public-use airports, funding for the Essential Air Service and the Small Community Air Service Development programs, recognizing the need to improve the reliability of automated weather systems, establishing a grant program for state, tribal, and local governments to purchase and use drones to increase infrastructure project efficiencies, and supporting the State Block Grant Program.

We commend the House and Senate Committee leadership and their staff for finding a way forward on this critical legislation. We urge Congress to pass this bill quickly before the current authorization expires on May 10th.” 

The bill text can be viewed here and a section-by-section summary can be viewed here.