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Get U.S. air-traffic control out of the 1960s

National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn was recently discussing President Trump’s goal of improving America’s infrastructure when he said reforming “air-traffic control is probably the single most exciting thing we [the U.S.] can do.”

The proposal Cohn refers to would modernize the nation’s air-traffic-control system, but has generated debate because it would convert the air-traffic system from today’s taxpayer-funded organization run by the Federal Aviation Administration into a self-funded nonprofit corporation, where all aviation stakeholders — passengers, airlines, airports, controllers and pilots — would be represented on a board of directors.

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Outlet: Orlando Sentinal
Author: Robert Poole
Type: Online
Date: April 18, 2017
Title: Get U.S. air-traffic control out of the 1960s
Link: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/os-ed-get-us-air-traffic-control-out-of-1960s-front-burner-20170418-story.html