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Update – Shutdown Prospects Increase as Senate and House Take Separate Paths on Funding Extension

September 29 Update: The Senate is starting debate on its own extension bill, which extends funding for federal agencies through November 17. The Senate bill also extends Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authorization through December 31. Not all Senate Republicans are on board and some may try to impose procedural hurdles, but it appears at this time […]

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House of Representatives Passes 5 Year FAA Reauthorization

The U.S. House of Representatives passed its 5-year Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill with a resounding 351-69 vote on Thursday. ACC sent a letter to House committee leaders this week in support of many provisions in the bill. The organization praised the increase in the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) to $4 billion dollars and

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ACC News | ACC Board Looks to the Future with FAA and Industry Partners

The ACC Board of Directors set the stage for reviewing ACC’s Mission and Vision during its summer meeting this week which was held at the Gensler Washington D.C. office. The board is undertaking a key activity to look to the future of the industry and ACC, including reviewing ACC’s membership, events, advocacy, and training. The

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Industry News | Debt Ceiling Bill Rescinds Airport Pandemic Funding

The U.S. Congress has cleared legislation for the President’s signature that removes the federal debt ceiling until 2025. The bill also establishes a two-year limit on spending and targeted funding cuts. Unallocated funds given to airports for pandemic relief will be revoked, but it will not affect the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) funding.

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ACC News | ACC Appointed as Stakeholder Member of FAA UAS Aviation Rulemaking Committee

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced the 58 stakeholder members of the new Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Detection and Mitigation Systems Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC). Dave Fleet (Faith Group) will represent ACC on the ARC, which was formed to ensure that new technologies to detect and mitigate risks from errant or hostile UAS do

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ACC News | ACC ExCom Promotes Aviation Careers at Seattle High School

The ACC Executive Committee met in Seattle, WA this week to discuss top organization initiatives, then later visited Raisbeck Aviation High School, which specializes in aviation and aerospace-related curriculum for students interested in STEM. ACC President TJ Schulz, Board Chair Jennie Santoro (Gensler), Vice Chair Damon Smith (Mead & Hunt), and Secretary/Treasurer Nick Ryan (Arora)

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Washington Update — FAA Update & Advocacy Tactics

The ACC Advocacy Committee hosted its second quarter Washington Update on Monday, which was well attended by ACC members. The briefing featured a discussion on how member companies and individuals can proactively engage in the political process. Guest speaker Matt Reiffer, American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) Vice President of Infrastructure Programs, joined Ally Fields

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ACC News | ACC Supports Bills Promoting Women in Aviation and Airport Resiliency

ACC has endorsed two bills as the aviation industry and Congress heads into the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization effort. The first supports the Promoting Women in Aviation Act, which was introduced by Senator Gary Peters (D-MI). The bill codifies the Women in Aviation Advisory Board which the Department of Transportation (DOT) created under the

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