Trump outlines privatizing air traffic control

President Donald Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is making the case for privatizing the nation’s air traffic control system.

Trump says the overhaul would improve customer service by reducing costs, wait times and technology.

Trump says during a White House announcement that the current system is “stuck painfully in the past. He says, “today we’re proposing to take American air travel into the future. Finally.”

FAA officials say the agency has made progress during the past decade in updating its computers and other equipment. Opponents worry the new system would be dominated by airline interests.

Trump is laying out his plans as part of a larger focus on improving the country’s infrastructure. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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