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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 #58
Topics include: call for independent ATO; making better use of closely-spaced runways; Europe moves SESAR forward; reviewing the NextGen executive order; and other news.
November 1, 2008
- Air Traffic Control Reform Newsletter #57
Topics include: ADS-B and the consensus requirement; business jets soar where user fees prevail; pricing and bad weather; competition for control towers; and other news.
October 1, 2008
- Air Traffic Control Reform Newsletter #56
Topics include: controversy over implementing NextGen ATC; FAA safety culture under attack; commercialized ANSPs; getting aircraft owners to equip for NextGen; and other news.
September 1, 2008
- Air Traffic Control Reform Newsletter #55
Topics include: separating safety regulation from ATC operations; re-regulation the wrong approach to airline crisis; ADS-B: from Capstone to what?; controllers and NextGen; affluent suburbanites vs. airspace redesign; and other news.
July 1, 2008
- Air Traffic Control Reform Newsletter #54
Topics include: controller training and adequate ATC staffing; some progress on Single European Sky; DayJet to pioneer NextGen operations; populist attack on business jets; progress at Flight Service Stations; and other news.
June 1, 2008
- Air Traffic Control Reform Newsletter #53
Topics include: ATC reform and emission reduction; GPS landing systems here now; new book challenging US aviation; getting NextGen implemented; and other news.
May 1, 2008
- Air Traffic Control Reform Newsletter #52
Topics include: the no-reform FAA reauthorization; U.S. vs. Europe on ATC modernization; FAA "re-baselining," continued; synthetic vision--a key to capacity expansion; controllers' role in NextGen; and other news.
April 1, 2008
- Air Traffic Control Reform Newsletter #51
Topics include: concerns over FAA's plan for ADS-B; Inspector General on general aviation's ATC usage; the staffed "virtual tower"; controller hiring
March 1, 2008
- Air Traffic Control Reform Newsletter #50
Topics include: FAA budget woes-again; the $25 modernization surcharge; a GPS backup plan; environmental benefits of ATC reform; runway capacity and ATC modernization; and other news.
February 1, 2008
- Air Traffic Control Reform Newsletter #49
Topics include: an economist's approach to ATC reform; fixing runway incursions; world's best ATC providers; implementation failure--a warning for NextGen; misrepresenting air traffic delays; and other news.
January 1, 2008
- Reducing BAC from .08 to .05 Will Not Significantly Reduce Drunk Driving (5/24)
- I-5 Bridge Collapses; Washington State Ranked 34th In Making Progress on Deficient and Functionally Obsolete Bridges (5/23)
- Reason's Len Gilroy Talks TVA Privatization, Annual Privatization Report on Heartland Institute Podcast (5/23)
- How to Avoid Closing Washington State Parks (5/17)
- Give Managed Lane Conversions Time (5/16)
In addition to its constitutional flaws, California’s foie gras ban is unenforceable. A flurry of lawsuits by animal rights groups is making this fact more and more clear.
Bioethicists say yes, but it's not a good idea.
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