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Air Traffic Control Reform Newsletter
By Robert Poole
Reason Foundation's Air Traffic Control Newsletter examines and analyzes the latest air traffic news and developments.
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- Air Traffic Control Reform Newsletter #39
Topics include: Nav Canada's 10th anniversary; financing the NextGen ATC system; clear thinking on ATC User Fees; beefing up the controller workforce; and other news.
November 1, 2006
- Air Traffic Control Reform Newsletter #38
Topics include: mixed messages on funding Next-Generation system; contract towers' dramatic safety record; lessons from the D.C. airports restructuring; a cost-effective backup for GPS-based navigation; and other news.
October 1, 2006
- Air Traffic Control Reform Newsletter #37
Topics include: lessons from Lexington, ATC reform lessons from Canada & U.K.; runway incursions and operational errors; far off benefits from ADS-B; and other news.
September 1, 2006
- Air Traffic Control Reform Newsletter #36
Topics include: benefits of ATC reform, user fees for business aviation; the Mineta Commission report, ten years later; System Wide Information Management; and ATC privatization advances in Europe.
July 1, 2006
- Air Traffic Control Reform Newsletter #35
Topics include: ATC overload likely result of growth in very light jets; "base closing commission needed for ATC; speeding up RNP routes; the ATC funding crunch; and NATCA's losing contract battle.
June 1, 2006
- Air Traffic Control Reform Newsletter #34
Topics include: NATCA's contract gamble backfires; paying for the next generation ATC system; getting control of controllers' schedules; and business aviation prospering despite higher costs.
May 1, 2006
- Air Traffic Control Reform Newsletter #33
Topics include: Congress vs. ATC facility consolidation; the promise of "green landings;" Congress and the controllers' contract; and ADS-B for everyone?
April 1, 2006
- Air Traffic Control Reform Newsletter #32
Topics include: new study on ATC commercialization; revenue bonds for ATC modernization; facing facts on ATC facilities; and changing the rules on labor negotiations.
February 1, 2006
- Air Traffic Control Reform Newsletter #31
Topics include: NATCA's critique of ATC user fees; real progress on terminal-area capacity; thoughts on controller contract negotiations; and ATC commercialization's impact on Canadian bizjet sales.
January 1, 2006
The romantic, popular conception of the city bears increasingly little resemblance to Los Angeles today.
Vaguely written laws give federal prosecutors the power to target hackers at will.
SWAT teams were once used only in emergencies such as riots or hostage situations. But today there are more than 50,000 "no-knock raids" a year.
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