The Future of Aviation Advisory Committee has recommended the US government help airlines pay for high-tech navigation equipment and look again at whether airline passengers should be allowed to carry young children in their laps. In a bid to improve the economic viability of the aviation industry, make flights less environmentally damaging and streamline the way the government collects and spends aviation-related taxes, these recommendations are being lauded as a “blueprint for the industry.” The recommendations include speeding up the development of the NextGen air-traffic system and helping airlines pay the billions of dollars for new equipment. They also call

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