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ATC Privatization Still a Threat — Get Your Chapter Involved!
September 2017 - As of this publication, the 21st Century Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2997), which includes provisions for ATC privatization, is still very much alive and gaining support on Capitol Hill.
Even while on summer recess, proponents of privatization were hard at work gaining support for the bill. EAA urges you to continue contacting your representatives via www.ATCnotforsale.com and EAA’s Rally Congress tool and make your voice heard.
As proposed in H.R. 2997, the privatized ATC system would be governed by a board dominated by commercial and financial interests. With no congressional oversight, the board would be accountable to no one, devastating general aviation, your freedom of flight, rural and GA airports, and the fly-ins and aviation activities you enjoy. Furthermore, despite claims of savings made by supporters, ATC privatization would actually cost taxpayers nearly $100 billion over 10 years, according to a report by the Congressional Budget Office.
Visit www.EAA.org/atc to look at the resources EAA has prepared to lay out the facts regarding ATC privatization. Please contact your congressional representatives now and tell them to vote against H.R. 2997.