NBTA Applauds Committee Passage of Senate FAA Bill
In contrast to the House version of the bill passed in May, the Senate version did not include a provision to increase airport Passenger Facility Charges nor language related to airline alliances, both of which have been opposed by NBTA. NBTA continues to remain concerned over language in the legislation related to deplanement during extended tarmac delays and is hopeful the issue will be resolved before final passage.
Maguire continued, "We urge the Senate to move quickly to pass the FAA bill so that final legislation can be signed into law this year."
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