Low Visibility: The Fate of Air Traffic Control Privatization
By Max B. Sawicky
From the abstract:
Notwithstanding a creditable safety record, the Federal Aviation Administration is under fire for mismanagement, particularly in the field of technology modernization. The airline trade association â€śAirlines for Americaâ€ť (â€śA4Aâ€ť) and its member carriers are calling for separation of the FAAâ€™s air traffic control (â€śATCâ€ť) operations into some kind of independent corporation. It is possible a new air navigation service provider (â€śANSPâ€ť) could provide better service at reduced cost, but thus far no evidence for such a reform in the U.S. has been put forward, nor has any detailed plan been proposed.
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