Sens. Say FAA Furloughs Hurt Aircraft Biz, Threaten Security

Law360, New York (October 10, 2013, 5:25 PM EDT) -- A bipartisan group of U.S. senators sent a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday asking it to reconsider closing the agency's aircraft registry in light of the government shutdown, saying the move is putting unnecessary hardship on aircraft manufacturers and threatening national security.

The letter — sent by four Republicans and one Democrat — urged FAA administrator Michael P. Huerta to reopen the Aircraft Registry Office, which gives aircraft manufacturers such as The Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp. the approval necessary to legally...
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