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House committee passes bill to privatize air traffic control

A Republican-controlled House committee on Thursday endorsed a bill that would wrest responsibility for running the nation's air traffic control system from the government and turn it over to a private, nonprofit corporation run by airlines and other aviation interests.

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The control tower at San Francisco International Airport on February 25, 2013 in California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Plan to spin off air traffic control generates turbulence

The air traffic control system that choreographs the roughly 7,000 aircraft in U.S. skies at any given moment is the most complex, but also one of the safest, in the world -- and rarely a thought in the minds of the millions of travelers who rely on it.

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FILE - In this Dec. 26, 2009, file photo, jets sit on the tarmac in front of the control tower at Detroit Metropolitan airport in Romulus, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
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Watchdog faults FAA’s air traffic control operations

Spending on air traffic control operations has doubled over two decades, while productivity has declined substantially and efforts to improve performance have been ineffective, according to a report released Wednesday by a government watchdog.

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New Air Traffic Control System Stuck In The Mud [AUDIO]

Nobody is sure when a new, high-tech GPS-based air traffic control system called NextGen will become operational, but FAA officials says they're pushing as hard as they can to make it happen.

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Control tower at Ronald Reagan National Airport
Control tower at Ronald Reagan National Airport (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Report: 3 Jets Avoid Midair Collision Near DC

US Airways said late Wednesday that it is working with federal officials to investigate a newspaper report that three commuter jets narrowly averted a midair collision near Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport outside the nation's capital.

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