Stories tagged: air traffic control
Tue., Feb. 12, 2019
We should not allow the private sector to control the security of our critical air traffic control system without fully understanding the risks.
Sun., June 11, 2017
Privatizing air traffic control is complex with huge ramifications. It should not rushed or fly under the radar. Congress is supposed to be a deliberative body that operates in public.
Wed., June 7, 2017
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao defended President Donald Trump’s plan to remove air-traffic operations from the government Wednesday, saying the system could no longer handle growth and “still maintain safety.”
UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017
Privatization of the nation’s air traffic control system was met Monday with skepticism in many quarters, including Spokane.
Mon., June 5, 2017
The White House on Monday formally endorsed a plan to spin off more than 30,000 federal workers into a private nonprofit corporation, separating the nation’s air traffic controllers and those …
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017
A proposal to turn air traffic control over to the private sector would put Spokane International Airport at risk of reduced staffing and higher fees, airport CEO Larry Krauter said …
Thu., May 4, 2017
The executives even used their appearance to request that Congress deregulate the industry further, asking for the government to privatize the Federal Aviation Administration.
Tue., March 21, 2017
The move to privatize more than 30,000 Federal Aviation Administration workers who direct airplanes in flight and are responsible for a $35.8 billion modernization program continued to gather momentum this …
Thu., March 16, 2017
President Donald Trump is calling for privatizing the nation’s air traffic control operations in his budget proposal, a top priority of the airline industry.
Sun., July 26, 2015
Dirty shorts and cleats aren’t typical attire when applying for a job. But Michelle Skomars is anything but typical. And the job application was an impulse.
Sat., May 11, 2013
The air traffic control tower at Felts Field will not be closed by budget cuts but will remain open through September, the U.S. Department of Transportation said Friday. The department …
Mon., April 22, 2013
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray last week said summer travel delays are likely at the nation’s airports as a result of congressionally ordered budget cuts at the Federal Aviation Administration. FAA …
Sat., March 23, 2013
The Federal Aviation Administration has affirmed a decision earlier this month to close air traffic control operations at Felts Field and other small airports around the country beginning April 7. …
Fri., Sept. 14, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House report issued Friday warns that $109 billion in across-the-board spending cuts at the start of the new year would be “deeply destructive” to the …
Wed., Sept. 12, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — A high-tech overhaul to the nation’s air traffic control system is mostly on track to completion, but has yet to produce the benefits that airlines and passengers …
Wed., Sept. 5, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — Air-traffic controllers were rattled after mistakenly flying three planes too close together in the skies near the nation’s capital, a federal report released Wednesday says, describing a …