Articles tagged “air traffic control”

Europe Faces Another Summer of Airline Delays and Cancellations

Europe Faces Another Summer of Airline Delays and Cancellations

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The European Union has been trying to come to grips with the continent’s fragmented airspace for more than a decade, and it doesn’t sound like a solution is any closer.

3 months ago

Air Traffic Controllers Warn System Hasn’t Recovered Since U.S. Shutdown

Air Traffic Controllers Warn System Hasn’t Recovered Since U.S. Shutdown

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

The Trump Administration took a cavalier attitude during the shutdown. Many officials seemed to assume the aviation system wouldn't lose a step even though controllers and security screeners weren't receiving paychecks. They were wrong.

4 months ago

Aviation Complications Likely Spurred Move to Reopen U.S. Government

Aviation Complications Likely Spurred Move to Reopen U.S. Government

Brian Sumers, Skift

Let's say the aviation industry hadn't been affected by the government shutdown. Would President Trump have moved to reopen the government this week? Probably not. But aviation is important, and no one wanted to see more delays and cancellations.

5 months ago

India Aims to Ease Language Barriers for Air Traffic Control

India Aims to Ease Language Barriers for Air Traffic Control

Debjit Chakraborty and Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

Beyond being a safety issue, this kind of streamlining will serve India well as its aviation market continues to flourish, not just because of a rising middle class but the advent of low-cost service.

1 year ago

Air Traffic Control Privatization Is On the Agenda

Air Traffic Control Privatization Is On the Agenda

Alan Levin and Mark Niquette, Bloomberg

Privatizing the FAA could be a way to modernize the agency and make it more adaptable to new technology but there are plenty of potential pitfalls, as well.

1 year ago

FAA NextGen Can Be a Big Headache for Communities Around New Flight Paths

FAA NextGen Can Be a Big Headache for Communities Around New Flight Paths

Anita Snow and Joan Lowy, Associated Press

Flight-path changes associated with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration's NextGen initiative meant headaches to people who find themselves directly below the revised routes. A federal appeals court ruled that the FAA, in its bureaucratic glory, didn't really want to listen to complainants. There are no easy answers, but the FAA has to do better than this.

2 years ago

Some U.S. Lawmakers Balk at Privatizing the Air Traffic Control System

Some U.S. Lawmakers Balk at Privatizing the Air Traffic Control System

Joan Lowy, Associated Press

Several major airline CEOs, including American's Doug Parker and JetBlue's Robin Hayes, have been in D.C. this month to offer support for air traffic control reform. And someday, it might even happen. But it does not appear imminent.

2 years ago

The U.S. Air Traffic Control System May Not Be Broken After All

The U.S. Air Traffic Control System May Not Be Broken After All

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Expect a heated fight to privatize the U.S. air traffic control system as the Sept. 30 deadline for refunding the FAA approaches.

2 years ago

Pilot-Hero Sullenberger Labels Air Traffic Control Privatization an Extreme Solution

Pilot-Hero Sullenberger Labels Air Traffic Control Privatization an Extreme Solution

Kevin Freking, Associated Press

Sullenberger argues that air traffic control privatization is a power play for American, United, Delta and Southwest. He contends they would push policies that would benefit their bottom lines rather than public safety and the wider aviation community.

2 years ago

Airports Still Await Takeoff of Air Traffic Control Privatization

Airports Still Await Takeoff of Air Traffic Control Privatization

Kevin Freking, Associated Press

Privatization of the U.S. air traffic control ought to make travel more efficient. But will there be enough funding? Will it be drawn from levies on flights rather than on passengers? Who will set the fees?

2 years ago

Air-Traffic Reform Bill Targets Airline Policies on Bumping Passengers

Air-Traffic Reform Bill Targets Airline Policies on Bumping Passengers

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

It's still unclear how the air-traffic control system will evolve since the U.S. House and Senate remain at odds on serious issues like privatization.

2 years ago

Trump Administration’s Air-Traffic Privatization Plan Faces Headwinds

Trump Administration’s Air-Traffic Privatization Plan Faces Headwinds

Matthew Daly, Associated Press

The Federal Aviation Administration's unpredictable finances have slowed the modernization of U.S. air-traffic control. That's why most major U.S. carriers and unions representing airline pilots support the White House proposal. But can this Administration do the hard work to get a bill through Congress?

2 years ago