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Air traffic control debate should focus on facts, not false terms

Critics of recent proposals to convert the Federal Aviation Administration’s Air Traffic Organization into a user-supported, user-governed nonprofit corporation, continue to attack a phantom. They try to label what is being proposed as “privatization” of the air traffic system, knowing that’s a fighting word to most public employee unions and many Democrats. Yet, this sensible air traffic reform plan has the support of the union involved — the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) — because they’ve seen technology, performance, and working conditions improve at air traffic control corporations in other countries.

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Outlet: The Hill
Author: Robert Poole
Type: Online
Date: Feb. 10, 2017
Title: Air traffic control debate should focus on facts, not false terms
Link: http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/318798-air-traffic-control-debate-should-focus-on-facts-not-false-terms