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Rep. Bill Shuster Examines 2015 Reauthorization Bill for FAA

Rep. Bill Shuster
Rep.-Bill Shuster

Rep. Bill Shuster, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman, has started to review a reauthorization bill for the Federal Aviation Administration for fiscal year 2015, FedScoop reported Tuesday.

Jake Williams writes the committee’s discussion is focusing on the Next Generation Air Transportation System the FAA is currently rolling out.

The agency plans to complete the upgrade of its air traffic and transportation system, satellite communication and navigation by 2020 through NextGen, according to the report.

FAA Inspector General Calvin Scovel told a House hearing more than 220,000 aircraft need to incorporate the ADS-B Out technology for real-time location tracking under FAA rules, Fedscoop reports.

The hearing also highlighted the need to integrate unmanned aircraft systems into the national airspace, the report says.

The FAA plans to consider the airspace consolidation by the end of 2015, Williams reports.

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