United States house of representatives passes FAA funding bill

United States house of representatives passes FAA funding bill

Legislators in the United States House of Representatives have passed a bill temporarily renewing aviation construction funding.

The Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) was forced to issue a series of ‘stop work’ orders in July following a disagreement over funding.

The measure, which also includes measures for highway construction, now heads to the Senate where approval is expected before Friday.

When passed the bill will see FAA airport construction programmes extended to January, while similar Transportation Department funding authority for road and transit upgrades would run until March.

The legislation also authorises collection of fuel taxes to the first quarter of 2012.

Current FAA funding expires on Friday.