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American Airlines CEO continues push to reform ‘broken’ air traffic control system on CNBC

“The operation would still be regulated by the FAA. It has nothing to do with safety whatsoever,” said Parker, who said other countries have made similar switches without affecting aviation safety. “What it’s about is about being much more efficient and having much fewer delays, much lower flight times.”

Parker said making the change would free the air traffic control system from the cycle of annual congressional appropriations that make it difficult to plan for long-term investments — such as the shift from ground-based radars to satellite technology for tracking aircraft.

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Outlet: The Dallas Morning News
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Type: Online
Date: March 31, 2017
Title: American Airlines CEO continues push to reform ‘broken’ air traffic control system on CNBC
Link: http://www.dallasnews.com/business/american-airlines/2017/03/31/american-airlines-ceo-continues-push-reform-broken-air-traffic-control-system-cnbc