Roughly 18,000 FAA employees have been furloughed as part of the partial US federal government shutdown that began Dec. 22, affecting non-essential personnel in posts ranging from airman certificate issuance to aviation rulemaking. The partial federal government shutdown is the third in 2018 and stems from an impasse over funding for a security wall on the US-Mexican border that President Donald Trump made a campaign issue. All told, 17,791 FAA employees involved in positions that also ...

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