US President Barack Obama's $3.8 trillion budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1 contains $79 billion for the Dept. of Transportation and includes funding for NextGen technology and increased security at airports and onboard aircraft. Proposed funding for NextGen ATC technology increased 32% from fiscal 2009-10 to $1.1 billion, and FAA will receive $14 million to hire 82 new safety and certification inspectors and safety technical specialists. An additional $1 billion will be spent on ...

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