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In Monday’s Business Traveler we briefly mentioned a report penned by Delta highlighting the costs and difficulties associated with implementing a new air traffic control system — a system sorely needed by the national airline industry.
Big surprise: that support may have been a bit biased. In a biting rebuttal published on reason.org, Robert Poole points out numerous flaws in the study and that Delta may have its own seedy reasons for fighting a new ATC system. In short, new ATC would open more slots at JFK (where Delta doesn’t want more competition) and it would also force the airline to update its older fleet with new equipment — a costly endeavor.
But screw everyone else, right? While Poole and reason.org surely have their own bias, it’s pretty tough to argue with a new system that increases safety and eases congestion. Thanks a lot Delta.
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