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Trump's proposal to privatize air traffic control explained

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The City of Redding's Airport Manager explains what this proposal could mean.

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The City of Redding's Airport Manager explains what this proposal could mean.
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12503/6947492?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Tue, 06 Jun 2017 06:00:25 +0000 Trump's proposal to privatize air traffic control explained The City of Redding's Airport Manager explains what this proposal could mean. http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12503/6947492?cpt=8&wpid=2637 KRCR today, president trump said that privatizing control of the nation's skyways will speed up modernization of the air traffic system, which has been slow to switch from radar to more precise g-p-s technology. right now, consumers pay most of the cost of running air traffic control through airline ticket taxes. under president trump's plan, the f-a-a would no longer control air traffic, and would no longer tax travelers to pay for the service. instead, it would hand over the system to a nonprofit corporation. president trump says the plan would save taxpayers from funding air traffic operations and would be paid with "no tax money" at all. but the nonprofit corporation could raise prices on consumers to cover the cost of air traffic services. krcr news channel 7's julia avery went to the redding municipal airport and is here to tell us what she learned... julia --- allison, this issue has been discussed for years. ...and tonight i was able to get the break down locally on what it means to the northstate... bryant garrett is the city of redding airport manager. he told me the proposal won't impact the redding airport as much... since it's tower is already somewhat privatized. he has, however been in the industry for 30 years and was able to break down trumps proposal. beginning with how it might effect the average traveller. "i don't think you or i flying will see anything. i think it's just gonna be the fabulous system that the united states has with the impeccable track record of safety. it will just continue on with different people behind the scenes." ...revamping air traffic control in the u-s is considered inevitable... but change is slow for such a massive system... and garrett thinks a private sector company could be more efficient. "they've talked about this next generation in the air traffic control in the 30 years i've been in this, and they keep putting money into something, but by the time the government as a whole reacts to it, changes what they want to do and then puts it back out, they are too slow to act. that's not really a criticism it's just the fact of how big and bulky the united states government is." he asked me to picture how quickly technology has changed over my lifetime... "what are we gonna buy, what are we gonna invest into? and is it gonna be a good investment tomorrow? a private sector company is going to be able to operate quicker and make those decisions in a smaller environment than the us government." he said he knows there is opposition to the proposal, and adds it will all depend on the details. "you've got pros and cons, people pushing both sides of it. i think it's a good idea myself but the devils in the details." representative doug lamalfa is a member of the house aviation subcommittee and recently asked proponents if consumers would see any savings. he was told it depends on if there is a competitive airline market... julia avery krcr news channel 7.




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