Aviation Update: Air Traffic Control Privatization Stalls
By Alan HoffmanMarch 13, 2018, 4:26 PM EDT
Law360 (March 13, 2018, 4:26 PM EDT) -- On Feb. 27, 2018, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster, R.-Pa., announced the end of a legislative effort to privatize the nation’s air traffic control system. The initiative would have transferred the system from the Federal Aviation Administration to a nonprofit corporation, putting it in the hands of a board comprising representatives of the airlines, the Airline Pilots Association, cargo carriers and general aviation.
Starting in 2015, Shuster spearheaded a drive to add ATC privatization to must-pass FAA reauthorization legislation, and got it approved...