The US Senate Appropriations Committee has approved a $17.7 billion funding bill for the FAA’s fiscal 2020, roughly $580 million more than the budget request and $240 million more than the FY2019 enacted level. In the report language attached to the bill, appropriators wrote that recent crashes of two Boeing 737 MAX aircraft “have hurt the credibility” of the FAA, adding the committee “is aware of concerns with the FAA’s organization designation authorization ...

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