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AOPA, industry groups ask for specifics on ATC privatizationAOPA, industry groups ask for specifics on ATC privatization

AOPA and 15 other general aviation industry groups signed letters to congressional leaders raising concerns over recent calls to separate air traffic control from the FAA.

Photo by Mike Fizer.

With the Sept. 30 FAA reauthorization deadline approaching, the letters ask for “ample opportunity” to review and debate legislation that might change air traffic control funding and oversight.

The letters note that some large airlines are pushing for a new model "based on systems in other parts of the world." The letters also bring up the potential impact of user fees as well as “real and long-standing concerns… based on our operating experiences in these foreign systems.”

The letters were sent to House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and Aviation Subcommittee leadership as well as Senate Commerce Committee and Aviation Subcommittee leadership.

Joe Kildea

Joe Kildea

AOPA Senior Director of Communications
Joe is a student pilot and his first solo flight was at AOPA’s home airport in Frederick, Maryland. Before joining AOPA in 2015, he worked for numerous political campaigns, news organizations, and the White House Press Office.
Topics: Advocacy, Capitol Hill, ATC

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