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A look at the future of FAA policy

July 24, 2017Bloomberg Government

The Federal Aviation Administration’s authorization expires on Sept. 30 and an existential debate is raging about the future of air traffic control.

A reauthorization bill in the House, H.R. 2997, would transfer responsibility for air traffic control to a nonprofit corporation in fiscal 2021. The Senate’s reauthorization bill, S. 1405, would keep air traffic control at the FAA but expand oversight of its NextGen technology upgrade program.

In a webinar, Bloomberg Government analysts and aviation policy experts discussed the House privatization proposal, as well as other changes that could be coming for airports, commercial passengers, drone operators and more.

Participating in the webinar were Jim Burnley, partner at Venable LLP and former Transportation secretary under President Ronald Reagan, and Jim Coon, senior vice president of government affairs and advocacy at the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, as well as Bloomberg Government Analyst Sarah Babbage and Editorial Director Loren Duggan.

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