US ATC ‘Needs Improvement’, Warns A4A

The CEO of US airline trade body A4A (Airlines for America) has warned that carriers are failing to reap the benefits of investing in NextGen-ready avionics because the rollout of the new system is being hampered by “procedure development and approvals”.

The CEO of US airline trade body A4A (Airlines for America) has warned that carriers are failing to reap the benefits of investing in NextGen-ready avionics because the rollout of the new system is being hampered by “procedure development and approvals”.

Speaking to the US house transportation and infrastructure committee, Nicholas Calio called for “transformational” change in the next FAA reauthorisation bill, due to be developed early in 2015, particularly with regards speeding up efforts to improve the US’ air traffic control system.

“There have been undeniable difficulties related to modernisation efforts, which consistently refer back to governance and funding issues that we need to resolve if we are to remain competitive,” he said. 

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