I couldn’t be more excited about this!
If you’ve flown anywhere in the last 5 years, you know air travel is awful. It used to be so fun! Almost like a treat to “fly the friendly skies”.
No longer. The experience is terrible, and even when the weather is perfect, you’re still likely to get hit with some sort of delay.
Now we may know the reason why! I had no idea that air traffic control was a government run system. That’s a scary thought! Government couldn’t punch its way out of a wet paper bag, and yet we’re letting them control us when we fly around in the sky at 30,000 feet going 500 mph! Yikes!
But it’s reported that President Trump will make a monumental announcement on Monday to transition this into a privatized system! Here is the breaking news tweet:
Pres. Trump expected to announce Monday that he will move to privatize the nation's air traffic control system. https://t.co/x3XTXQSduu pic.twitter.com/hNsotJ8Xit
— ABC News (@ABC) June 4, 2017
I feel safer already! Yes! Please let private business run something as important as this, it will go MUCH better than the government! The move will also no doubt save us BILLIONS of dollars each year! I love Trump, the man is incredible!
Here’s more of the story, from ABC News:
President Trump is expected to announce Monday that he will move to privatize the nation’s air traffic control system as part of an infrastructure reform push this week.
A White House official confirmed to ABC News that, as first reported by the Washington Post, the administration will hold multiple events next week related to rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure.
The expected announcements come as former FBI Director James Comey is set testify on Capitol Hill Thursday about aspects of the Russia probe that has plagued the administration.
Executives of major airlines are expected to join him for the announcement about air traffic control at the White House.
The president’s thinking on air traffic control was also reported after Trump met with airline CEOs in February. That idea faced some pushback from the Federal Aviation Administration, which said in a statement that the FAA has already spent $7.5 billion appropriated by Congress to update the system for managing air traffic.
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