Sen. Blasts FAA On Delays For Air-Traffic Control Program

Law360, New York (December 1, 2016, 8:25 PM EST) -- Sen. John Thune, the Republican chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, on Thursday ripped the Federal Aviation Administration in a letter that claims the agency has fallen behind in its implementation of an estimated $35.8 billion air-traffic control modernization program.

Thune, R-S.D., sent a letter to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta wanting answers as to why NextGen, which first launched in 2007, isn’t being rolled out more timely and effectively despite already having sucked up billions of dollars from taxpayers and the aviation...
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