Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Aviation Director Bill DeCota, speaking yesterday at an Aero Club luncheon in Washington, complained that "the federal funding is not there" to enable US FAA to transition to the NextGen satellite-based ATC system. "We're all disappointed by the lack of investment in NextGen," said DeCota, who oversees New York JFK, LaGuardia and Newark. He said only $800 million was pledged for NextGen in President Barack Obama's 2010 budget proposal recently ...

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