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ATW editor Karen Walker sets record straight on ATC reform

Karen Walker, editor-in-chief of Air Transport World, weighed in on the debate to reform our nation's air traffic control system, directly challenging what she referred to as misleading statements about the proposal. Walker called the idea that the new entity would diminish safety "complete nonsense" while noting that an independent, nonprofit board would benefits travelers. "New technologies would make the ATM system safer. Secure, long-term funding would eliminate shutdowns and create a 21st century-worthy system. The type of organization the US is looking to create would mirror those established in places such as Canada, the UK and New Zealand, which all operate far more efficiently, with greater technology and at least as safely as the US," Walker writes.

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