The White House

Tackles 21st Century Aviation Challenges.

The Budget provides $16.5 billion in discretionary budget authority for the Federal Aviation Administration. This funding would continue the hiring and training surge of air traffic controllers started in 2023 to rebuild the pipeline of new controllers needed to meet projected traffic demands. The Budget increases investment in the facilities and systems that comprise the National Airspace System (NAS) by over $500 million to $3.5 billion, to address maintenance and modernization and to ensure the NAS continues to safely accommodate the growth in traditional 
commercial aviation traffic alongside new entrants from the commercial space, unmanned aircraft, and advanced air mobility industries.

The Budget also includes continued investment in FAA’s multiyear effort of reforming aircraft certification, as well as increasing its safety oversight capabilities. 

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