US Senate staff said last week that determining how to pay for transitioning to the satellite-based NextGen ATC system is proving difficult, with Congress reluctant to set precedent by footing the bill for early ADS-B equipage on commercial aircraft. While the House of Representatives has passed an FAA reauthorization bill and the Senate is considering one (ATWOnline, Sept. 14), neither legislative proposal details the mechanisms for funding the NextGen transition, estimated to cost the US ...

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