As Congress and the White House posture at the beginning of the annual budget season, the Federal Aviation Administration faces a stark reality: major budget cuts. The failure of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, also called the Super Committee, to reach agreement on a $1.2 million deficit-reduction package sets in motion automatic across-the-board cuts government-wide, a process called “sequestration.” The lack of a Super Committee agreement has sent lawmakers ...

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