Articles tagged “air traffic control”

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.

8 months 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.

11 months 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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

Trump’s Air Traffic Control Proposal Promises Change Without Giving Details

Trump’s Air Traffic Control Proposal Promises Change Without Giving Details

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

A private air traffic control system isn't dangerous or untested; many countries around the world use them. Until more details are known about what it will take to implement and operate this new system in the U.S., however, you should remain skeptical about the transformative prospects of such a change.

2 years ago

Trump Unveils Plan to Privatize U.S. Air-Traffic Control

Trump Unveils Plan to Privatize U.S. Air-Traffic Control

Alan Levin and Mark Niquette, Bloomberg

In theory, privatized air-traffic control in the U.S. could be a big win for both consumers and airlines alike. But given the dysfunction of the current administration, one has to wonder whether an effective replacement for the current system will ever emerge.

2 years ago

Trump to Propose Air-Traffic Control Privatization in Infrastructure Push

Trump to Propose Air-Traffic Control Privatization in Infrastructure Push

Alan Levin and Mark Niquette, Bloomberg

Trump's plan to privatize the nation's air-traffic control system has long been on the Republican Party's wish list. Changes are certainly needed although details on things such as a new passenger fee are scant at the moment.

2 years ago