The defense budget and the National Defense Authorization Act working their way through the U.S. House of Representatives both include money to keep the A-10 flying.
Earlier this year, the Air Force proposed grounding more than 100 A-10s during the upcoming fiscal year because the service branch did not have needed money for wing maintenance.
The two budget bills now call for $103 million for new A-10 wings, $17.5 million for other upgrades, and $6 million for safety inspections.
Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., said the money will keep the A-10 flying “well into the future.”
"The other upgrades are related to laser-guided rockets and also some other modifications to their systems that air traffic control uses to make them compliant with upgraded [Federal Aviation Administration] requirements," said McSally, who represents Arizona's 2nd Congressional District.
McSally flew the A-10 while in the Air Force.
Currently, 83 A-10s are headquartered at Tucson’s Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.
The bills also include full funding for the C-130 "Compass Call" mission at Davis-Monthan as well as funding for programs at Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista.
The bills still need the approval of the full House and Senate and the President’s signature.