An aviation industry expert wants any discussion of changes to the structure and funding of U.S. Air Traffic Control to be guided by one principle: First, Do No Harm.
Before considering proposals to change, he argues, lawmakers should consider the impact on various stakeholders and constituencies such as business and general aviation, local communities and their airports.
General aviation and local airports are lifelines to small and rural communities, providing access for business, as well as critical services like medical, law-enforcement, firefighting, and disaster response. It is important to ensure their voice is heard in proposals to change the U.S. air traffic control system.
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