Senators Ask FAA Chief To Reopen Aircraft Registry Office

 - October 10, 2013, 3:25 PM

Sens. John Boozman (R-Ark.), James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) and Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) sent a letter to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta asking him to deem the FAA’s aircraft registry an essential service. The closure of this office during the government shutdown has all but halted aircraft sales transactions. Several aviation alphabet groups, including NBAA and GAMA, also held a rally this afternoon in Washington, D.C., calling for an end to the government shutdown.