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GAMA Cheers Passage of FAA Reauthorization

GAMA NEWS 03-32 For Immediate Release: Nov 21, 2003

WASHINGTON, DC, November 21, 2003 – The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) applauds Congress’ final passage of the four-year, $59 billion Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) bill known as the Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act.

For months the bill’s passage was delayed due to provisions related to the possible privatization of several FAA control towers. “We are pleased that this issue has been sufficiently resolved and that the bill has been passed,” said GAMA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “For general aviation, this is an extraordinarily important bill. Its passage could not have come at a better time for our industry.”

Among other things, the bill contains important provisions for general aviation including authorization of certification of design organizations (CDO), protection from the unauthorized use of type certificates, the return of general aviation operations to Ronald Reagan National Airport, and transfers responsibility for background checks on aliens seeking flight training to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

Communications Director:
Sarah McCann: smccann@gama.aero
General Aviation Manufacturers Association
www.GAMA.aero
Headquarters: (+1) 202-393-1500
European Office: (+32) 2 550-3900

GAMA exists to foster and advance the general welfare, safety, interests, and activities of the global business and general aviation industry. This includes promoting a better understanding of general aviation manufacturing, maintenance, repair, and overhaul and the important role these industry segments play in economic growth and opportunity, and in serving the critical transportation needs of communities, companies, and individuals worldwide.