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Senators Warner, Webb work for Senate passage of new FAA bill

‘Slots’ compromise limits effort to overburden Reagan National Airport operations

Feb 17 2011

Senators Warner and Webb today worked to promote airline safety by modernizing the Federal Aviation Administration’s outdated, radar-based air traffic control system. The Senators also blocked efforts to make large-scale changes that could have significantly overburdened flight operations at Reagan National Airport in Northern Virginia.
Last night, Senator Warner joined his colleagues in voting to unanimously adoptthe FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act. The new FAA bill contains crucial funding to speed the implementation of state-of-the-art air traffic control technology, and it supports critical improvements to the nation's aviation infrastructure.