Captain “Sully” Sullenberger Speaks Out Against ATC Privatization
"Hero of the Hudson" writes an op-ed in opposition to ATC privatization.
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Air Traffic Control Privatization
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What's At Stake with ATC Privatization
With a privatized ATC funded outside of the Congressional budget process and no Congressional oversight, airline passengers will bear the brunt of increased taxes and fees, smaller seat space and even worse treatment.
Bad Deal for Passengers
With a privatized ATC funded outside of the Congressional budget process, airline passengers will end up paying higher taxes and fees on their fares to fund it. Not only that, travelers will get the added benefit of paying more for longer delays, too.
Profits Over Safety
Under privatization, decisions about our air traffic control system would be made according to private interests and profits, not safety, technology, fairness and access – all brought to you by the commercial airlines and their allies, who can barely get through a week without a major technological outage or major incident.
Devastate Rural Communities
A privatized ATC would hurt rural communities by slashing routes and denying access to the skies for critical needs such as agricultural aviation operations and emergency services like those that fight forest fires and grassland fires.
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