Training of new air traffic controllers, rulemaking activities and long-term NextGen progress are among the key FAA efforts that will cease under a government shutdown, the U.S. Transportation Department’s (DOT) funding-lapse contingency plan shows. The FAA stands to lose about one-third of its 46,000 employees under a possible shutdown set to begin at midnight tonight, and which has no end in sight. Of the FAA’s 30,500 remaining employees, 24,200 will be in the Air Traffic Organization. ...

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