WASHINGTON—The compromise spending package signed into law by U.S. President Donald Trump allotted $17.5 billion for FAA’s fiscal 2019 budget, a roughly $550 million drop from fiscal 2018 but $1.3 billion more than the administration’s request. Of the $10.4 billion earmarked for the FAA’s operations budget, $9.8 billion will be derived from the Airport & Airway Trust Fund. Passage of the bill Feb. 15 averted the possibility of another shutdown during the ...

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