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Carter secures funding for Georgia’s aviation industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. – At the urging of Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA), the House Appropriations Committee included an additional $16 million in the President’s FY2023 budget to promote the aviation manufacturing industry's safety, innovation, and job security. 

The package will now include an additional $6 million for staffing the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Aircraft Certification Service and $10 million for regional aircraft certification offices (ACOs).

“Aviation manufacturing is a critical part of Georgia’s economy. This funding will ensure appropriate staffing levels at the FAA so that manufacturers, like Gulfstream in Savannah, do not face burdensome, expensive bureaucratic delays that would threaten jobs and innovation,”
said Carter. “I am glad that this funding is included in the House package and look forward to a robust future for aviation manufacturing in the First District.”

Read Rep. Carter’s letter advocating for this funding