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ATC Privatization

Rapid GA Response Helps Scuttle ATC Amendment

4/25/2018 9:12:00 AM

A rapid response by the general aviation community on Tuesday made a big difference in helping to eliminate a dangerous amendment to an FAA reauthorization bill in the House of Representatives.

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Backroom Maneuver Against ATC System

4/24/2018 4:28:00 PM

Unable to convince Congress to support a corporate giveaway of the nation’s air traffic control system through the usual lawmaking channels, supporters of ATC privatization instead have slipped a provision into the House’s FAA reauthorization bill that would set the stage for airline domination of the ATC system.

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Senate Bill Offers Best Path to FAA Reauthorization

3/8/2018 10:29:00 AM

With the battle over ATC privatization settled in the House, both House and Senate leaders have committed to working toward a longer-term FAA reauthorization and funding plan that would bring the needed stability for the agency and allow it to advance its modernization goals.

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You Did It! GA Turns Back Privatization Grab

2/28/2018 8:48:00 AM

ATC privatization has been removed from an FAA reauthorization bill in the U.S. House of Representatives, scoring a victory for general aviation against a powerful, well-financed lobby that sought to give control of the national air traffic system to the country’s largest airlines.

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Air Force Association Op-Ed Rips ATC Privatization

1/18/2018 8:54:00 AM

One of EAA’s earliest points in opposition of any ATC privatization plan was that turning government assets over to a private entity controlled by the airlines could lead to conflicts of interest and possible breaches of national security.

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Start with Safety in Case Against ATC Privatization

1/4/2018 1:41:00 PM

This week’s news that 2017 was the safest year on record for commercial air travel, combined with recent statistics showing continued improvement in accident rates for general aviation and amateur-built aircraft in the U.S., indicate that a unified focus on safety enhancements, procedures, and training are raising safety at all levels.

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ATC Privatization Fight Continues Into New Year After Memorable 2017

12/28/2017 8:39:00 AM

The coming new year will again focus general aviation’s efforts in Washington, D.C., on ATC privatization.

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FAA Modernization On or Ahead of Schedule

11/9/2017 3:04:00 PM

One of the major drumbeats from those supporting the ill-conceived ATC privatization plan included in House legislation (H.R. 2997) is that it would fix what they claim is lagging modernization of the air traffic control system.

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ATC Privatization Could Cause Cascade of Cuts

11/2/2017 11:42:00 AM

The nearly $100 billion addition to the federal deficit caused by ATC privatization, as estimated by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, would force mandatory cuts across a broad swath of important federal programs, such as military retirement and flood insurance.

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Canada’s ATC System an Imperfect Example

10/23/2017 4:06:00 PM

As the debate over ATC privatization continues here in the U.S., privatization supporters use the example of the Canadian system as a possible model for American operations.

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