The partially private UK system for air traffic control

This paper reviews the publicly stated motives for establishing the United Kingdom system for air traffic control as a public-private partnership (PPP) in 2001, and the significance of this public-private partnership as an example for the reform of other systems. It examines the performance of the PPP up to the present time in terms of safety, delays due to air traffic control, efficiency and financial performance. It attempts to relate actual performance to what would have occurred under alternative arrangements. It concludes that there is no demonstrable change due to the PPP other than the financial result. It argues that the financial expectations of advocates of the PPP have not been fulfilled.


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  • Accession Number: 01146496
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 24 2009 12:23PM