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Plan to privatize 30,000 FAA workers gains momentum, but is it enough?

If the effort to privatize more than 30,000 Federal Aviation Administration workers is successful this year, it will be the result of issues like the paper strips.

Each time an air traffic controller transfers responsibility for a plane to a colleague, the handoff is quite literal. He hands a narrow strip of paper with the plane’s information on it to the fellow controller.

“We are at least eight years away from replacing this paper-strip system,” former transportation secretary James H. Burnley said Tuesday.

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Outlet: The Washington Post
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Type: Online
Date: March 21, 2017
Title: Plan to privatize 30,000 FAA workers gains momentum, but is it enough?
Link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/plan-to-privatize-30000-faa-workers-gains-momentum-but-is-it-enough/2017/03/20/d45e7888-0d9e-11e7-9d5a-a83e627dc120_story.html