Citizens Against Government Waste President Thomas A. Schatz Statement of Support on Reforming the U.S. Air Traffic Control System
President Trump is to be congratulated for proposing the creation of a nonprofit organization to operate and modernize the air traffic control system. It is well past time for this concept to be implemented. Privatization of the air traffic control system has been supported by CAGW since the Grace Commission included such a recommendation in its final report to President Reagan in 1984. President Trump’s plan to implement this proposal would cut federal spending, make the government more effective and efficient, and reduce taxes for passengers.