The White House’s fiscal 2018 budget proposal to split the FAA’s air traffic control and modernization functions from its regulatory and safety operations by 2021 would come with a necessary perk: a hefty cut in the excise taxes that pay for the lion’s share of the agency’s budget every year. The taxes, predominantly paid by passengers, would in part be replaced by user fees that a new nonprofit, nongovernmental corporation would directly charge airlines and business ...

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