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Five-year FAA spending bill heads to Trump's desk

October 04, 2018 / JON HEMMERDINGER

The US Congress has approved a long-term Federal Aviation Administration spending bill that regulates seat size and restricts passenger bumping.Despite these new regulations, the bill has broad industry support for providing the FAA with five years of funding. It now heads to the desk of President Donald Trump for his signature.The agency has long operated under short-term spending bills, which insiders agree have hindered its ability to modernise US airspace President Trump is expected to consider the bill by 7 October, when the FAA's current funding expires.The legislation provides long-term certainty, which is critical toward maintaining a safe and affordable travel experience for consumers, trade group Airlines for America  says in a statement.