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  • EnactedMarch 31st, 2010
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed March 26th, 2010
    Passed by Voice Vote
  • The house Passed March 26th, 2010
    Passed by Voice Vote
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      House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
      House Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedMarch 25th, 2010

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Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2010

Official Title

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the funding and expenditure authority of the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, to amend title 49, United States Code, to extend authorizations for the airport improvement program, and for other purposes.


Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2010 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to extend through April 30, 2010: (1) excise taxes on aviation fuels and air transportation of persons and property; and (2) the expenditure authority for the Airport and Airway Trust Fund. Authorizes appropriations for the seven-month period from October 1, 2009, through April 30, 2010, for airport improvement program (AIP) projects, including project grant authority. Sets forth a formula for calculating the apportionment of AIP funding. Extends through April 30, 2010, various airport development projects, including: (1) the pilot program for passenger facility fees at nonhub airports; (2) small airport grants for airports located in the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and Palau; (3) the temporary increase to 95% in the government share of certain AIP project costs; and (4) the funding of Midway Island airport development. Extends through April 30, 2010: (1) state and local land use compatibility projects under the AIP program; (2) the authority of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority to apply for an airport development grant and impose a passenger facility fee; (3) Department of Transportation (DOT) insurance coverage for domestic and foreign-flag air carriers, allowing further extension through July 31, 2010; and (4) certain competitive access assurance requirements for large or medium hub airport sponsors applying for AIP grants. Extends through July 31, 2010, air carrier liability limits for injuries to passengers resulting from acts of terrorism. Extends for the seven-month period from October 1, 2009, through April 30, 2010, the authorization of appropriations for: (1) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) operations; (2) air navigation facilities and equipment; and (3) research, engineering, and development.

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