Air traffic control privatization: A risky corporate giveaway

Source: Donald Cohen, Sally Greenberg, Paul Hudson & Linda Sherry, The Hill

Unfortunately, the big airlines are now pushing a risky air traffic control (ATC) privatization scheme. Under this proposal, the FAA would hand over control (for free) to an unelected, unaccountable non-profit corporation, likely to be dominated by the airlines themselves. This unwise corporate giveaway would give nearly unchecked power, market domination and private control over a core public asset to big commercial interests at great expense to consumers, local communities and national security. 

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