Advocate Reports No Progress in Private ATC in U.S.

 - May 7, 2012, 4:20 PM

The Reason Foundation’s Annual Report on Privatization 2011, released last week, states, “Since 1990, 51 governments have commercialized their air traffic control systems. They have separated the air traffic control functions from regulatory bodies, removed them from civil service and made them self-supporting from fees charged to aircraft operators. However, there was no significant progress in 2011 toward commercializing air traffic control in the United States.”

The foundation, which advocates privatizing the ATC system in the U.S., tracks and regularly reports on ATC issues around the globe.