The Hill: Shuster drops push to privatize air traffic control

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster(R-Pa.) is dropping his effort to separate air traffic control from the federal government. “Despite an unprecedented level of support for this legislation – from bipartisan lawmakers, industry,...

Broad Collection of Organizations Blasts ATC Plan

A wide ranging coalition of more than 200 organizations has joined forces to urge Congress not to include air traffic control “privatization” in any infrastructure bill. Article at:...

NBAA, AOPA Respond to Journal Editorial Supporting ATC Giveaway

On Feb. 22, The Wall Street Journal published a response from NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen and AOPA President and CEO Mark Baker challenging the newspaper’s editorial supporting ATC privatization. Review the letter to the editor...

Fayette Tribune: West Virginia Depends on General Aviation

Aviation is something I was born into. My father purchased his first plane in 1947 and got his pilot license because my mother missed Columbus, Ohio. He’d rather spend an hour and a half in the air than drive for 12 hours. It was a passion he shared with the family...

THE REGISTER-GUARD: Don’t privatize air traffic control

I am responding to a recent letter from Sean Williams, who works for an airline lobbying group that spends millions of dollars to convince Congress to privatize the nation’s air traffic control (ATC) system and hand over control to big airlines and their allies. Under...