Measure Furthers NextGen, May Create Thousands Of U.S.
The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), congratulated
Chairman Jay Rockefeller, Ranking Member Kay Bailey Hutchison and
the Senate for passage of the FAA Air Transportation Modernization
and Safety Improvement Act (S.223), which will help create jobs and
modernize the air traffic control system. A modernized air traffic
management system will improve operational efficiency, reduce fuel
consumption and emissions, and lower airline operating costs.
"This bill moves the United States toward our goal of enabling a
safe, sustainable and profitable airline industry that provides
good value to customers and promotes global competitiveness," ATA
President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio said Thursday. "We applaud the
leadership and significant work to pass a bill that reflects a
continued commitment to safety and modernization of the air traffic
control system by requiring that FAA establish and track