FAA communities pained last year by congressional gridlock and the long-feared effects of so-called sequestration budget cuts will benefit from a little more protection under the fiscal 2014 omnibus appropriations bill passed by Capitol Hill last week. The House passed the bill Jan. 15, followed by the Senate on Jan. 16. The omnibus is designed to protect air traffic controllers and aviation safety inspectors from further furloughs and allow FAA to hire and train enough of both to ...


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