You are here

6. Why do you feel it’s necessary to go outside the appropriations process to reform the system?

The solution is to remove federal budgetary uncertainty from air traffic operations funding which will allow us to modernize and ensure the system can’t be interrupted by fiscal impasses. 

The federal appropriations process does not allow for the strategic, long-term, capital investment planning required to run a world-class air traffic control operation.  A non-governmental cooperative would have a predictable funding stream and access to private capital, giving it the ability to accelerate technical innovation.  

Updated: Monday, June 5, 2017