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".
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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.