White House’s sloppy talk imperils ATC reform

| September 15, 2017

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The US airline industry, which (with the exception of Delta Air Lines) favors removing US air traffic control management and operations from FAA, has embraced the Trump White House’s backing on the issue. But White House support for Rep. Bill Shuster’s ATC reform plan presents a catch-22 for airlines, US air traffic controllers and others pushing for the US to adopt a NAV Canada-like structure to manage ATC.

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