We’ll be up in the air for another year.
An aviation bill headed to President Barack Obama will favorably affect Alaska, its pilots and passengers.
Of particular interest to Alaskans, the FAA Extension, Safety and Security Act of 2016 provides for the Essential Air Service program. This program ensures commercial air service into small communities.
The bill also reserves about half of the air traffic controller spaces at FAA training academies for qualified veterans and graduates of the collegiate training initiative. The University of Alaska is one of 36 CTI schools nationwide.
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