A US government shutdown (https://www.unmannedairspace.info/latest-news-and-information/faa-faced-imminent-shutdown-unless-senate-agrees-new-reauthorization-package/) has been prevented after Congress passed a temporary measure to continue funding.
According to US drone industry association AUVSI published on October 1, 2023:
“Last night, the U.S. Congress passed and President Biden signed the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2024 and Other Extensions Act (H.R. 5860) to fund the federal government through November 17, 2023. The law includes a measure that extends the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)’s authorities from their previous expiration of September 30 until December 31, 2023.”
Today, AUVSI Chief Advocacy Officer Michael Robbins made the following statement:
“AUVSI calls on Congress to break the current stalemate holding up the advancement of the five-year FAA Reauthorization and come together to finalize a multi-year bill that enhances safety and access for all users of the national airspace system.
“Advanced aviation holds immense promise to provide safety, economic, workforce, and environmental benefits – but U.S. companies in the drone and Advanced Air Mobility industries need more regulatory progress and clarity. Short-term FAA extensions create burdens for both the FAA and the industry. Congress must provide stability to emerging industries and retain global aviation leadership by swiftly passing a multi-year FAA reauthorization.”
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