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Debate on Privatizing Air traffic Control Rachets Up After DOT Inspector General Issues Report.

One of the U.S House leadership’s goals for the upcoming Federal Aviation Administration re-authorization is to privatize the nation’s Air Traffic Control system.  http://bit.ly/1QroLOx Although this idea has been kicked around before (see Has The Time Come to Privatize Air Traffic Control?), … Continue reading


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Closing Air Traffic Control Towers As A Result of the Sequester Just the Latest Chapter of Ongoing Dilemma About Little Used Air Traffic Towers

On February 22, 2013, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta issued a two-page letter stating that in preparation for the budget sequestration the FAA “is making plans to reduce its expenditures by approximately $600 … Continue reading

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Has The Time Come to Privatize Air Traffic Control?

On Wednesday, July 18, 2012, the Honorable Calvin L. Scovel III, the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Transportation presented his Update on the Safety and Cost Aspects of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Contract Tower Program to the U.S. … Continue reading

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