Unless the U.S. government exempts the FAA budget from the looming budget cuts, known as sequestration, the NextGen air traffic modernization process could be imperiled, former House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman James Oberstar tells Aviation Week. â€śThe AIP [Airport Improvement Program] and facilities and equipment budgets should be exempt,â€ť Oberstar says. â€śThe operations budget should be 80% exempt.â€ť The sequestration process could slash $1.5 trillion from ...
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