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Stories with person: Peter DeFazio
  • House committee passes bill to privatize air traffic control story has photos
    Updated: Feb-11-16 10:35 pm

    WASHINGTON - A Republican-controlled House committee on Thursday endorsed a bill that would wrest responsibility for running the nation's air traffic control system from the government and turn it over to a private, nonprofit corporation run by airlines and other aviation interests.

  • Plan to spin off air traffic control generates turbulence 
    Updated: Feb-02-16 12:24 pm

    WASHINGTON - The air traffic control system that choreographs the roughly 7,000 aircraft in U.S. skies at any given moment is the most complex, but also one of the safest, in the world - and rarely a thought in the minds of the millions of travelers who rely on it.

  • Watchdog faults FAA's air traffic control operations 
    Updated: Jan-20-16 3:16 pm

    WASHINGTON - Spending on air traffic control operations has doubled over two decades, while productivity has declined substantially and efforts to improve performance have been ineffective, according to a report released Wednesday by a government watchdog.