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Sully mobilizes pilots against ATC privatization

Former US Airways pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, made famous along with First Officer Jeffrey Skiles for their successful ditching of US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River in 2009, is taking a very public stand against the legislative push air traffic control privatization (H.R. 2997)—and he’s asking pilots to join him.

Source: aopaSully mobilizes pilots against ATC privatization

Outcry increases against a private air traffic control monopoly

The House bill containing provisions that could remove air traffic control from the FAA’s auspices and hand it over to an airline-controlled private monopoly may have lost some momentum in Congress recently, with an expected House vote delayed for now. But as opposition to the bill builds, it does so in the face of relentless efforts every day by powerful congressional leaders and the Trump administration to force a favorable vote from reluctant rank-and-file lawmakers.

Source: aopaOutcry increases against a private air traffic control monopoly