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Introduced in House (03/06/1996)

Rural Air Service Survival Act - Amends Federal aviation law to direct the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to begin collecting fees for the following FAA-provided services: (1) services (other than air traffic control) provided to a foreign government; and (2) air traffic control services for flights over the United States or its territories by air carriers that neither arrive at nor depart from a U.S. airport (other than such flights by foreign government aircraft engaged in official business). Directs the FAA to deposit the proceeds from such fees in a separate account in the Treasury.

Makes the FAA, instead of the Secretary of Transportation, the administrator of the essential air service program.

Authorizes the FAA to require an eligible public agency that controls a commercial service airport to provide for basic essential air service matching funds of up to ten percent of the amount of Federal compensation received.