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- The cost of fat fliers
November 11, 2004, 7:34am
- Air Traffic Control Reform Newsletter #22
Topics include: FAA's "perfect storm" budget crisis, operational error reporting, expanding ATC capacity, and the controller workforce issue.
November 1, 2004
- Mr. President, Sen. Kerry, do you have a moment for space policy?
October 28, 2004, 10:38am
- Burt Rutanís vision
October 25, 2004, 11:32am
- Privatize the space station?
October 17, 2004, 5:32pm
- More X Prizes
October 5, 2004, 3:36pm
- X Prize (probably) claimed
October 3, 2004, 9:53am
- Communications breakdown
September 15, 2004, 10:01am
- Three years later, are we safer?
September 12, 2004, 12:00pm
- Air Traffic Control Reform Newsletter #21
Topics include: controller shortages, ATC procurement reform in Australia, identifying ATO's "customers," and consolidating flight service stations.
September 1, 2004
- FAA Threats Don't Fly
Pricing solution to flight delays
August 27, 2004
- ìWithin the next two to three years there will be tickets available for sub-orbital flightsî
August 24, 2004, 10:00am
- Bombs or Pot?
July 7, 2004, 2:56pm
- Airports Can Go Private Soon
June 24, 2004, 9:08am
- FAA Needs Controllers
June 23, 2004, 6:57am
- Makiní history
June 21, 2004, 5:24pm
- Air Traffic Control Reform Newsletter #20
Topics include: ATC safety regulation, Nav Canada's rate increase, increasing airspace capacity, and controller-pilot data link communications.
June 1, 2004
- "Professional demeanor, attire and attitude gain respect"
May 31, 2004, 2:01pm
- Private astronaut enters space
May 13, 2004, 1:22pm
- ìSure kid, an astronautî
April 27, 2004, 3:21pm
- Pricing in the sky
April 4, 2004, 1:28pm
- FAA's Efforts Fall Short
Market prices for air traffic would help modernize system
April 1, 2004
- Air Traffic Control Reform Newsletter #19
Topics include: overhauling the ATO, modernizing oceanic ATC systems, delays resulting from aviation system limitations, and modernization budget cuts.
April 1, 2004
- ATC Privatization Fight...Again
February 4, 2004, 8:17pm
- Air Traffic Control Reform Newsletter #18
Topics include: ATC modernization in peril, coping with airline changes, the good and bad in the controller contract extension, and standardizing definitions for safety measures.
February 1, 2004
- Bringing Performance to the FAA
December 10, 2003, 12:46pm
- Air Traffic Control Reform Newsletter #17
Topics include: union loses privatization battle, ATO's promising debut, the slot credit system, and reconsidering LAAS.
December 1, 2003
- Bush still backs ATC outsourcing
November 16, 2003, 11:13am
- Italian Airline Privatization Taking Off
November 13, 2003, 3:02am
- The Real Battle Over Air Traffic Control
Privatization at small towers a sticking point
Robert Poole and Dorothy Robyn
November 3, 2003
- Tourists in space?
October 27, 2003, 11:25pm
- Air Traffic Control Reform Newsletter #16
Topics include: duplicity in the ATC privatization battle, soaring controller costs, evaluating flight changes with software, and separating ATC operations from safety regulations.
October 1, 2003
- Air Traffic Debate About Safety and Efficiency
Pilots work for private companies, why not controllers?
September 27, 2003
- Air Traffic Improvements to Ensure Friendly Skies
How to bring air traffic system into the 21st century
August 18, 2003
- Air Traffic Control Reform Newsletter #15
Topics include: controllers' union pushes too hard for ATC privatization ban, flight service station reform, data link decision a setback for modernization, and good news from the Canadian and UK ATC corporations.
August 1, 2003
- Air Traffic Controllers' Union, Bush at Odds
Battle over "inherently governmental"
June 17, 2003
- Air Traffic Control Reform Newsletter #14
Topics include: anti-outsourcing provisions in the FAA reauthorization bill; Sen. Lautenberg's untruths on overseas ATC corporations; and understanding the Administration's strong stance against anti-privatization amendments.
June 1, 2003
- Air Traffic Control Reform Newsletter #13
Topics include: House committee blocks ATC reform; a "dream" Aviation Subcommittee hearing on ATC reform; former FAA Admin. Langhorne Bond's case for arms-length ATC safety regulation; and the military and contract towers.
May 1, 2003
- Air Traffic Control Reform Newsletter #12
Topics include: modernization at the UK's National Air Traffic Services; FAA's continuing budget woes; facility consolidation; overflight fees overturned in court; and the need for ATC safety regulation.
April 1, 2003
- Why an Air Traffic Control Corporation Makes Sense
March 1, 2003
- Air Traffic Control Reform Newsletter #10
Topics include: NATCA's new anti-privatization campaign; a response to Sen. Lautenberg's letter; innovation within FAA; and news notes on ATC corporations.
January 1, 2003
- Air Traffic Control Reform Newsletter #11
Issue devoted solely to a response to the escalation of the campaign against ATC reform by the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.
January 1, 2003
- FAA, Controllers Mistaken on Privatization
December 20, 2002
- Air Traffic Control Reform Newsletter #9
Issue devoted solely to addressing anti-privatization claims made by controllers and the FAA.
December 1, 2002
- Air Traffic Control Reform Newsletter #8
Topics include: new administrator open to ATC privatization; AOPA warming to flight service outsourcing; the long-term need for more ATC capacity; and FAA's release of guidance for implementing RNP (required navigation performance).
November 1, 2002
- Air Traffic Control Reform Newsletter #7
Topics include: next steps in FAA Reform; the Single European Sky proposal; FAA's new "inherently governmental" policy; and ATC reform and general aviation's future.
August 1, 2002
- Air Traffic Control Reform Newsletter #5
Topics include: ATC modernization threatened by budget shortfalls; RVSM revisited; more FAA accounting system troubles; and corporatized ATC and rural areas.
April 1, 2002
- Air Traffic Control Reform Newsletter #4
Topics include: expanding airspace capacity via RVSM; NATCA's last-ditch defense of "inherently governmental;" the real story behind the NATS "bailout;" and other news.
February 1, 2002
- Air Traffic Control Reform Newsletter #3
Topics include: corporatized ATC providers adjusting to lower air traffic; the FAA modernization slowdown; and the wrangle over controller productivity.
February 1, 2002
- Air Traffic Control Reform Newsletter #2
Topics include: NavCanada copes with September 11th shut-down; ATC providers adjust to air travel slowdown; ATC corporatizations in Denmark, Hungary, and Singapore; and other breaking news.
November 1, 2001
- The Urgent Need to Reform the FAA's Air Traffic Control System
Policy Study 358
- Business Jets and ATC User Fees
Taking a Closer Look
- Air Traffic Control Newsletter #110
The ATC cross-subsidy dilemma, Controversy over controller hiring and training, Another real-time aviation weather project
February 4, 2014
- Airport Policy and Security News #98
LaGuardia and Reagan slots: picking winners and losers, PreCheck becoming more risk-based, Could privatization rescue Cleveland and Ontario airports?
March 4, 2014
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