NATCA calls for action on controller staffing

October 13, 2015 0

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) is calling for a congressional hearing over what it claims is a chronic understaffing of air traffic control facilities after new data shows US staffing totals have fallen […]


US tables bill to privatise air traffic control

June 16, 2015 0

The chairman of a powerful US congressional transport committee has formally announced his intention to separate air traffic control services from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). In a speech to the Washington Aero Club earlier […]


Airlines urge FAA funding, governance overhaul

November 18, 2014 0

A US airlines chief is pushing for ‘transformational’ change in the next round of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorisation, including speeding efforts to modernise the Air Traffic Control (ATC) system and implement NextGen to make […]


Support builds for US ATC corporation

November 27, 2013 0

The US Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) own Management Advisory Council (MAC) has called for the replacement of the current aviation funding system with one that is sustainable and independent of federal budget vicissitudes. Bob Poole […]


Industry must forge new funding future: Huerta

October 25, 2013 0

The man charged with running United States’ air traffic control is urging a serious rethink about the structure of its aviation system – as well as the way to fund it. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta […]


Shutdown prompts new NextGen options

October 1, 2013 0

Everything is on the table, including privatisation or corporatisation of US air traffic control, according to a top civil aviation official. In a recent media interview Gerald Dillingham, civil aviation director of the nation’s Government […]


Flying Right

September 23, 2013 0

Bob Poole argues that the US ATC model is ‘broken’ and mulls what can possibly come next What British lexicographer Samuel Johnson said about impending hanging – that it concentrates a man’s mind – applies […]


Waving Or Drowning?

September 23, 2013 0

The United States face ever greater challenges in a bid to resolve barriers to NextGen’s much needed benefits. Aimée Turner asks whether it is more a case of ‘WhenGen’ rather than ‘NowGen’? It’s been branded […]


Huerta repeats sequester warning for NextGen

June 17, 2013 0

Despite the imminent release of the US Federal Aviation Administration’s NextGen Implementation Plan – delayed by final touches to the President’s 2014 budget – the agency’s chief has warned of the impact of a decade […]


US preparing for worst if financial future unclear

May 21, 2013 0

The budget debacle that saw more than 100 towers threatened with closure last month must be permanently resolved if US aviation is not to face similar threats over the next decade, warns the nation’s aviation […]