President Trump is proposing to privatize the country’s air traffic controller system, and he is looking to our northern neighbor for inspiration.
The system air traffic control system currently being used by Canada is run by a non-government entity and is entirely funded by airport user fees - and that’s what Trump wants the US to do. Supporters of the idea see this as a system free from funding cuts and Washington politics, while opponents see it differently, that privatization could favor commercial airlines and big-city airports.
Baruch Feigenbaum, assistant director of transportation policy with Reason Foundation, a libertarian think tank that backs the proposal
Selena Shilad, executive director, Alliance for Aviation Across America, an organization that represents farmers, crop duster pilots and other rural groups