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11 March 2024

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg held a briefing with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Mike Whitaker to discuss the Biden administration’s funding request for the FAA in fiscal year 2025. The proposed budget aims to allocate resources to operate, modernize, and ensure the safety of the national air transport system.

The FAA fiscal year 2025 funding request includes a total budget of US$20.8 billion, which will be utilized to operate and modernize the national air transport system. Specifically, US$3.6 billion will be allocated for facility and equipment upgrades, while US$3.4 billion will be dedicated to improving airports nationwide. A further US$250 million will be allocated for research initiatives, with an additional US$1 billion designated for capital needs.

Combined with the US$5 billion from the bipartisan infrastructure law, the total FAA fiscal year 2025 funding request amounts to US$26.8 billion.

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