Sept. 25, 2019

Improving Air Traffic Control for the American People: Examining the Current System

This video features NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen, who provides Sept. 24, 2019, testimony before members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation’s Subcommittee on Aviation and Space. In his remarks, Bolen told Senators that full implementation of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is critical to maintaining America’s lead in global aviation – a shared priority for all stakeholders, including business aviation.

“The United States has the world’s largest, safest, most efficient and most diverse aviation system, supporting more than 200,000 general aviation aircraft,” said Bolen. “However, to maintain our leadership, we must continually modernize the ATC [air traffic control] system. This imperative to modernize is why NBAA has taken a leadership role in partnering with the Federal Aviation Administration [FAA] to advance our shared modernization goals.”

Read Bolen’s complete written testimony