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PUBLIC LAW 101-508 —NOV. 5, 1990 104 STAT. 1388-365 (3) the commercial viability of developing computer software to enable maintenance workers to efficiently use data gathered by such systems; (4) the costs and benefits of using such systems as compared to engine fault detection methods which rely on the use of data relating to historical performance and statistical failure; (5) the types of aircraft engine failures which may be prevented by using such systems; and (6) the operational reliability of such systems. (b) REPORT TO CONGRESS. — Not later than 12 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall transmit to Congress a report containing the results of the study conducted pursuant to this section together with such legislative and administrative recommendations as the Administrator considers appropriate. SEC. 9118. PROCUREMENT AUTHORITY. (a) IN GENERAL. — Section 803 of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 (49 U.S.C. App. 1344) is amended to read as follows: "SEC. 303. PROCUREMENT AUTHORITY. "(a) ACQUISITION AND DISPOSAL OF PROPERTY.— Subject to subsection (b), the Administrator, on behalf of the United States, is authorized, where appropriate— "(1) within the limits of available appropriations made by the Congress therefor, to acquire by purchase, condemnation, lesise for a term not to exceed 20 years, or otherwise, personal property or services and real property or interests therein, including, in the case of air navigation facilities (including airports) owned by the United States and operated under the direction of the Administrator, easements through or other interests in airspace immediately adjacent thereto and needed in connection therewith; "(2) for adequate compensation, by sale, lease, or otherwise, to dispose of any real or personal property or interest therein; except that, other than for airport and airway property and technical equipment used for the special purposes of the Federal Aviation Administration, such disposition shall be made in accordance with the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949; and "(3) to construct, improve, or renovate laboratories and other test facilities and to purchase or otherwise acquire real property required therefor. " (b) SPECIAL RULES FOR CERTAIN ACQUISITIONS.— "(1) ACQUISITIONS BY CONDEMNATION. —Any acquisition by condemnation under subsection (a) may be made in accordance with the provision of the Act of August 1, 1888 (40 U.S.C. 257; 25 Stat. 357), the Act of February 26, 1931 (40 U.S.C. 258a-258e-l; 46 Stat. 1421), or any other applicable Act; except that, in the case of condemnations of easements through or other interests in airspace, in fixing condemnation awards, consideration may be given to the reasonable probable future use of the underlying land. "(2) ACQUISITIONS OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS. —The Administrator may, under subsection (a) construct or acquire by purchase, condemnation, or lease a public building, or interest in a public building (as defined in section 13 of the Public Buildings Act of