I urge Nelson to stand up to special interest and stand with the working women and men in aviation, the millions of us that fly coach, and support the 21st Century AIRR Act.Full Story
The House of Representatives will soon vote on legislation to move the Federal Aviation Administration’s air traffic control system to a non-profit, government-chartered corporation, leaving the FAA as an independent safety regulator.
A new group is seeking to push for reform and modernization to the nation’s air traffic control systems.
Several editorial boards, associations and others have commented extensively about the need for modernization of our nation’s air traffic control system and the value of moving operations out of the Federal Aviation Administration.
While weather can play a part in delaying a flight, Maine Citizens for On Time Flights says outdated air traffic control systems can be to blame.
President Donald Trump recently kicked off the White House’s “Infrastructure Week” with a push to privatize the U.S. air traffic control system, a proposal backed by a plurality of registered voters in a recent Morning Consult survey.
America’s infrastructure is the foundation of our economy, and to remain globally competitive, we must modernize this system using 21st century technology. A clear example is our aviation system.
Having worked in and near the airline industry for almost all my career, I’ve seen lots of good ideas to improve service, safety, and reliability, but none as compelling as reforming U.S. air traffic control (ATC) by converting it to an independent, nonprofit organization.
National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn was recently discussing President Trump’s goal of improving America’s infrastructure when he said reforming “air-traffic control is probably the single most exciting thing we [the U.S.] can do.”