Joshua L. Schank / Privatizing air-traffic control could speed up NextGen - Press of Atlantic City: Commentary

Joshua L. Schank / Privatizing air-traffic control could speed up NextGen

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Posted: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 12:01 am

The sequester-related budget cuts that led the Federal Aviation Administration to furlough air-traffic controllers, resulting in flight delays at virtually all major U.S. airports, had Congress and the administration pointing fingers at each other. But perhaps a more useful issue to address is why air-traffic controllers are FAA employees. There is no good reason for air traffic control and safety regulation to be under the same FAA umbrella, a setup that creates more problems than it solves.

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