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NATCA president: FAA falling behind on ATC technology

Here we go again. With the end of the fiscal year looming, Congress is making noise about shutting down the federal government. While it looks like Washington may figure out a short-term spending bill to keep the government open we know this won’t be the last time the nation faces a potential shutdown.

More than a general annoyance that closes the Smithsonian museums and the National Parks for the public for a few days, the threat of a government shutdown is seriously harmful to the American economy. The clearest example is the nation’s air traffic control network. That’s the federal system that controls over 27,000 flights each day, allowing 2.2 million people to reach their destinations safely.

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Outlet: Air Transport World
Author: Aaron Karp
Type: Online
Date: August 24, 2016
Title: NATCA president: FAA falling behind on ATC technology