The Transportation Department’s (DOT) Fiscal Year 2015 budget request of $15.4 billion for FAA dusts off some familiar—and unsuccessful—efforts to boost revenues and cut spending, and reduces funding for aviation’s most high-profile initiative. The request includes $836 million in base NextGen funding, a 7.2% decline compared to FY14’s $901 million in enacted funds and a 5.3% dip from the sequestration-adjusted FY12 amount of $883 million, a budget summary prepared by DOT shows. ...

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