Senators Change FAA Plan for Financing New Air Traffic Control System

A bill (S 1300) introduced last week by the top Democrat and Republican on the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation's Aviation panel would leave the current system in place but add a $25-per-flight surcharge on all flights in the national...

The administration had proposed such a body that would, among other things, have rate-setting authority over the proposed user fees.

The Commerce bill has not yet been scheduled for a markup.

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