Time for Reform: Delivering Modern Air Traffic Control

This report looks at modernizing the U.S. air traffic control (ATC) system. It starts with an overview of U.S. ATC including: ATC governance, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funding, stakeholders, previous attempts at governance reform, and the current status of Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) and ATC modernization. Next, case studies are examined from around the world of corporatized or otherwise reformed ATC systems. Finally, four reform options are outlined: government corporation, non-profit independent organization, private non-profit corporation, and funding reform within the current structure. It is proposed that the provider of U.S. ATC services should be either a new government corporation or a non-profit independent entity. In addition, it is recommended that ATC systems be funded by direct payments to the air traffic control provider rather than the current mix of taxes and general revenues.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 69p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01646117
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 2017 11:09AM