The US Senate approved a $17.7 billion FY2019 budget for the FAA Aug. 1. The funding bill was included as part of a “minibus” appropriations package, which consists of four separate appropriations bills. The minibus package passed the Senate by a 92-6 vote. The $17.7 billion amount is roughly $1.6 billion more than the budget request and $300 million less than the FY2018 enacted level. Of the $17.7 billion headline total, approximately $10.4 billion is earmarked for funding the ...

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