FAA Bill Moves Closer To Reauthorisation By US Senate

The US Senate is a step closer to reauthorising the FAA after voting to end the debate on the measure on Monday (April 18) and moving towards a final vote on legislation.

The US Senate is a step closer to reauthorising the FAA after voting to end the debate on the measure on Monday (April 18) and moving towards a final vote on legislation.

Once passed, the bill will fund FAA programmes until September 2017, with the regulator’s current funding set to expire on June 15.

Amendments to the bill include airport security reforms and regulation over the use of drones.

“From increasing security in pre-screening areas, to securing international flights arriving in the US, to ramping up measures aimed at deterring cybersecurity attacks — this legislation contains the most comprehensive aviation security reforms in years,” senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said in Washington D.C. yesterday. 

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