Airline Exec Describes ‘Maddening’ ATC System

The national air traffic system will continue to become more constrained and operate more and more slowly unless the FAA undergoes a structural change that enables the satellite-based NextGen air traffic control (ATC) system to be fully installed, says American Airlines Chairman and CEO Doug Parker.

He says the ATC system is “night and day” compared to the Canadian one—and he does not mean that in a good way. “It’s maddening, actually, when you look at what we …


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