Huerta urges 'full and honest' NextGen review

March 2, 2017 0

Now is the right time to be asking critical questions over alternative approaches to modernising the US air transport system, according to the FAA chief Michael Huerta. Speaking today at the US Chamber of Commerce […]


NATCA prepared to fight for US airspace safety

February 20, 2017 0

US air traffic controller union NATCA has expressed its concern over the possible impact of a presidential freeze on hiring federal employees and the impact that could have on the nation’s airspace system. President Trump […]


Talks launch on FAA as Sept deadline expires

February 15, 2017 0

The first US congressional hearing on reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will be held today — with manufacturing company leaders as well as FAA safety chief Peggy Gilligan slated to testify before transportation committee’s […]


Trump backs air traffic control system overhaul

February 9, 2017 0

US president Donald Trump is reported as expressing support for changes to the government’s air traffic control system and placing a pilot at the head of the Federal Aviation Administration after meeting with airline and […]


FAA ill-prepared for major ATC disruption

January 16, 2017 0

A US transport watchdog has flagged worrying deficiencies in the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) ability to adequately handle major disruptions to the air traffic system. In a new report, the Department of Transportation Inspector General (IG) […]


Trump victory revives bid to spin off US ATC

November 14, 2016 1

No sooner than the US presidential election result was clear than the nation’s airline industry chiefs leapt in to promote the case for the corporatisation of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Air Traffic Organization. A long-time advocate […]