The FAA’s Next Generation air traffic control system is flying past steep cuts levied on many other government programs. The House and Senate this week are poised to consider an FAA spending bill for fiscal 2012, signed off on a by a conference committee, that provides about $800 million for core NextGen programs. The “minibus” bill, which includes funding for NASA, the departments of Commerce, Justice and Agriculture, also is likely to contain a continuing resolution for all other ...

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