US FAA estimates it will need $15-$22 billion through 2025 to fund transformation of "grossly inefficient" radar-based ATC into the "NextGen" satellite-based system, including $4.3 billion over the next five years, and is pushing Congress to reform the agency's funding mechanism and allow it to borrow money when necessary. Fuel taxes and user fees are the primary means by which FAA would like to fund the ATC investment, Administrator Marion Blakey testified before Congress yesterday, adding ...

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