Trump to modernise America's Air Traffic Control System

Author

08 June, 2017

While other countries now have aviation systems that feature the most modern technology, America's air traffic controllers still have to manage airplanes with paper strips and WWII era technology.

"I remain entirely opposed to privatizing air traffic control", Moran said Monday in an interview just hours after Trump unveiled one of the signature elements of his plan to revamp USA infrastructure.

Their union, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, endorsed Shuster's bill after winning assurances that controller wages, benefits and collective bargaining rights would be protected.

"The U.S. has a very safe air traffic system today and we don't hear complaints from our almost 350,000 members about it", said Mark Baker, the group's president. Even under a congressional privatization plan, the FAA would continue to provide safety oversight of the system, the AP reported.

"The proposal to create a separate, non-government air traffic control service provider is a step in a process that needs to involve all users of the airspace system and deliver benefits to the system as a whole".

Air travelers could be in for a bumpy ride thanks to President Trump's plans to overhaul the country's air-traffic control system.

If you're not near a major hub, they could jack up landing fees for small airlines and civilian aircraft.

Here's the rest of President Trump's "infrastructure week:" In coming days he and other administration officials will call on states, cities and private companies to pay more for rebuilding roads, bridges, railways, airports and other types of infrastructure.

Officer who shot Tamir Rice is fired in unrelated matter
The officers weren't charged criminally, but Tamir's mother settled a federal civil rights lawsuit with the city for $ 6 million . He also was in a probationary period with Cleveland police, 10 months, when the shooting occurred.

Dismissing the current system as an anachronism, Trump said the air traffic control operations needed to be separated from the Federal Aviation Administration, an approach that USA airlines have long championed. Both sides of the privatization debate say the system is one of the most complex and safest in the world.

The plan calls for creating a board with representatives from airlines, unions, trade groups and the federal government. "The idea that we would take the safest system in the world and the most complicated, and suddenly privatize it, that's insane", he said.

In fact, airlines -caused issues from broken planes, late crews, and other glitches accounted for most delays, more than weather and air traffic control combined. He said the FAA would still oversee airline safety.

Canada has a public private partnership, and it has led to a system that is more automated and efficient, according to Davis.

The National Academy of Sciences reported in 2015 that the original vision for NextGen of transforming the air traffic system has devolved into a series of incremental changes that primarily emphasize replacing aging equipment and systems.

Airlines in the USA have campaigned to separate the FAA. and ATC for two decades, but the proposal still has to pass muster with Democrats.

Trump's plan would also eliminate taxes on airline passengers in favor of user fees.


More news


  • IMac Pro Is Apple's New Super-Powered Workhorse

    One more thing: the iMac Pro looks to be a straight replacement for the cylindrical Mac Pro which was sometimes rack-mounted . The MacBook Air has also seen some upgrades in the processor department with Apple fitting a 1.8 GHz processor into it.

    'Revenge' not Mladenovic's plan for Bacsinszky rematch

    A year after showing so much resolve while winning the French Open , Muguruza fell apart down the stretch. No. 20 Pablo Carreno Busta, and Djokovic vs.
    Russian warship and submarine fire missiles at IS fighters in Syria

    Russian warship and submarine fire missiles at IS fighters in Syria

    The statement also said Russian Federation had informed the U.S., Turkish and Israeli military forces of the strike in advance. Islamic State is not included in the ceasefire.
  • Police Find Body In Thames; Likely 8th Victim

    Police Find Body In Thames; Likely 8th Victim

    The second was Australian nurse, Kirsty Boden, who was killed as she tried to help the wounded on London Bridge. Family and friends of the couple have also launched an online appeal for information about his whereabouts.
    Markets Right Now: S&P 500, Nasdaq on track for more records

    Markets Right Now: S&P 500, Nasdaq on track for more records

    The ADP report is often seen as a preview for the closely-watched USA nonfarm payrolls data due out on Friday. Wages also grew less than expected, with average hourly earnings rising at a 2.5 percent annualized rate.
    China makes concessions to Germany on electric car quotas (VOW3, DAI, BMW)

    China makes concessions to Germany on electric car quotas (VOW3, DAI, BMW)

    Merkel and Li met hours ahead of Trump's decision on whether to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord. She said Beijing will uphold the outcome of the Paris Agreement and its implementation.
  • Siri, speakers and software: Highlights from the Apple show

    The smartness around music could give the HomePod a significant advantage over the Amazon Echo and Google Home smart speakers . WWDC is Apple's annual pitch to software engineers to continue building programs for the iPhone, iPad , Mac and Apple Watch.
    China attacks USA  'cold war mentality' after Pentagon report

    China attacks USA 'cold war mentality' after Pentagon report

    From 2011 to 2015, China was the world's fourth largest arms supplier with more than Dollars 20 billion in sales. According to the Pentagon, Pakistan is also China's largest buyer of arms.
    Feds still committed to Paris Accord, Environment Minister McKenna says

    Feds still committed to Paris Accord, Environment Minister McKenna says

    Musk then said he would have "no choice" but to depart Trump's advisory councils if the USA pulled out of the climate deal. Guterres said in that speech that "it would be very important for the USA not to leave the Paris agreement ".
  • Oliver Stone: Megyn Kelly didn't know her stuff with Putin

    Oliver Stone: Megyn Kelly didn't know her stuff with Putin

    The footage also taps into a conversation about the Russian president's stance on homosexuality in the nation, The Hill reports . Stone interview Putin gave in preparation for the documentary, dedicated to the President of Russian Federation .
    Kellyanne Conway's husband takes shot at President Trump's tweets

    Kellyanne Conway's husband takes shot at President Trump's tweets

    Now that the case may go to the Supreme Court, it's incumbent upon Trump and his team to prove these judges wrong. He confirmed to the Washington Post on Monday that the Twitter account belonged to him.

    White House considering return of seized Russian compounds

    According to US officials, however, Russian Federation utilized either for intelligence-gathering purposes dating back decades. This construction was suspended after America imposed sanctions on Russian Federation in 2014 for its invasion of Ukraine.