The push in Congress to privatize the nation’s air traffic control (ATC) system has ended, and we won the fight!
Over the last couple of years, Mayors and local elected officials, farmers and small business owners, airport managers even consumer advocates and national security experts from all across the country have spoken out against the effort to privatize ATC.
Even most recently, more than 90 chambers of commerce, industry associations, and agricultural and rural organizations representing nearly every state in the country stated – ”we count on Congressional oversight to ensure that our network of 5,000 airports and communities of all sizes across the country have access to our air transportation system. These airports, and the aircraft that rely on them, are critical to supporting connectivity for small businesses and farms which make up the economic backbone of our country, they support agricultural activity and are integral to food production.
Let’s continue to work together to make the case about the immense importance of general aviation to local communities around the country.