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White House reiterates support for air traffic control reform

Melanie Zanona reports for The Hill that the White House, which previously indicated its support for spinning off the Federal Aviation Administration’s Air Traffic Organization into an independent nongovernmental entity, reiterated its support for transforming the U.S. air traffic control system.

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Outlet: Competitive Enterprise Institute
Author:
Type: Online
Date: April 4, 2017
Title: White House reiterates support for air traffic control reform
Link: https://cei.org/blog/white-house-reiterates-support-air-traffic-control-reform

American Airlines CEO calls for overhaul — but not privatization — of air traffic control system

American Airlines CEO Doug Parker advocated for the nation’s air traffic control system to be turned over to a not-for-profit, but not privatized, allowing the system to receive billions of dollars in bond financing for improvements.

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Outlet: Dallas Business News
Author:
Type: Online
Date: April 3, 2017
Title: American Airlines CEO calls for overhaul — but not privatization — of air traffic control system
Link: http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2017/04/03/american-airlines-ceo-calls-for-overhaul-but-not.html

Chao, Shuster lead ATC fact-finding mission to Canada

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and House Transportation Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) headed an American delegation that visited Canada on March 30 and 31 to discuss that country’s air traffic control system. Nav Canada, a privatized air navigation service provider, is considered a model for an ATC system restructuring the Trump administration favors for the U.S.

In a statement provided to AIN, Transport Canada, the government regulatory agency that oversees the transportation sector, described the visit to Ottawa as a “fact-finding mission” by the U.S. delegation to gather information about Canada’s transfer of ATC system ownership and management to Nav Canada. The latter organization became owner and operator of air navigation services in Canada in 1996 when it purchased the system Transport Canada formerly operated for $1.5 billion.

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Outlet: Aviation International News
Author:
Type: Online
Date: March 31, 2017
Title: Chao, Shuster lead ATC fact-finding mission to Canada
Link: http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2017-03-31/chao-shuster-lead-atc-fact-finding-mission-canada

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