On 5 June President Donald Trump unveiled plans to privatise the US ATC system, to allow improvements in efficiency and investments in upgrades.

The proposed plan would see ATC moved from the FAA to a “self-financing non-profit organisation” funded by airspace users. Safety, however would still remain the responsibility of the FAA. While the plan has received broad support from airlines, ATC privatisation has encountered opposition from the business and general aviation sector.     

News Team
8 June 2017