tl;dr — 45 wants to privatize air traffic control, as part of net cuts to US infrastructure. #asshole #resist #impeach
So to “modernize” the system, the government would further entrench a concentrated airline system, paid for by passengers. If we know anything from the past several years of air travel, we know that concentration has sacrificed customer service and quality for profits. This proposal would leverage the air traffic control system to ensure that this worsening of the flying experience remains dominant. And the airlines wouldn’t really pay anything to acquire this public asset, which serves the appropriately governmental function of keeping the skies safe.