The compromise spending package signed into law by US President Trump allotted $17.5 billion for the FAA’s FY2019 budget, a roughly $550 million drop from FY2018 but $1.3 billion more than the administration’s request. Passage of the bill on Feb. 15 averted the possibility of another shutdown during the remainder of the fiscal year. Of the $10.4 billion earmarked for the FAA’s operations budget, all but $580 million will come from the Airport & Airway Trust Fund. The ...

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