WASHINGTON — The aviation community was prepared to see House Transportation Committee chairman John Mica, R. Fla., introduce a new Federal Aviation Administration extension bill Friday, one expected to pass both houses of Congress without a battle this week. But it didn’t happen.

While industry groups had a draft of the text of the bill and fact sheets during the morning, a spokesman for Mica said mid-afternoon: “No bill was introduced. Some discussions are ongoing.”

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