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Responding to More Distortions of Air Traffic Control Reform

…As the libertarian Reason Foundation’s Bob Poole, the intellectual godfather of air traffic control corporatization (who first proposed the structure Langer is attempting to argue against in a 1982 Heritage Foundation study requested by the Reagan White House following the illegal PATCO strike), noted in an article for National Review last year, “Like any investor-owned utility, [NATS] faces cumbersome rate regulation by a government board…. A stakeholder board, like Nav Canada’s, has every incentive to run a tight ship so as to keep its fees low and affordable. There is zero support in the U.S. aviation community for a for-profit ATC corporation, so conservatives who urge this are raising an irrelevant point.”

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Outlet: Competitive Enterprise Institute
Author: Marc Scribner
Type: Online
Date: Feb. 7, 2017
Title: Responding to More Distortions of Air Traffic Control Reform
Link: https://cei.org/blog/responding-more-distortions-air-traffic-control-reform