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  • Executive Summary posted February 20, 2007 by Bill Poole Executive Summary: The Urgent Need to Reform the FAA's Air Traffic Control System

    The U.S. economy depends on safe, reliable, and affordable air transportation. Beginning in 1978, airline deregulation transformed commercial avia­tion from a luxury for the few to a service available to essentially all Americans. U.S. companies depend on the airlines to transport their employees, and a growing number of all sizes make use of business aviation:…

  • Backgrounder posted February 20, 2007 by Bill Poole The Urgent Need to Reform the FAA's Air Traffic Control System

    The U.S. economy depends on safe, reliable, and affordable air transportation. Beginning in 1978, airline deregulation transformed commercial aviation from a luxury for the few to a service available to essentially all Americans. U.S. companies depend on the airlines to transport their employees, and a growing number of all sizes make use of business aviation:…

  • Commentary posted October 19, 2001 by Bill Poole A Better Approach to Airport Security

    Federal lawmakers appear to be in quite a rush these days to be seen as "doing something" to combat terrorism. Does it matter to them if that something turns out to be rather foolish? I'm referring to legislation that would give us a government-run passenger-screening process at airports nationwide. The Senate has already passed it, and it's being debated in the…

  • Backgrounder posted October 15, 2001 by Bill Poole Learn from Experience on Airport Security

    Before the United States rushes into creating a new 28,000-person federal passenger-screening bureaucracy, it might make sense to start with a clean sheet of paper and ask what kind of system would best do the job of keeping airports and air travelers safe. The overwhelming evidence from other countries, especially Israel, shows that federalizing airport security is…

  • Backgrounder posted October 15, 2001 by Bill Poole Learn from Experience on Airport Security

    Before the United States rushes into creating a new 28,000-person federal passenger-screening bureaucracy, it might make sense to start with a clean sheet of paper and ask what kind of system would best do the job of keeping airports and air travelers safe. The overwhelming evidence from other countries, especially Israel, shows that federalizing airport security is…

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