President Trump is shaking things up with his first budget proposal. Included is one of the largest increases in military spending in decades plus many large cuts to other departments and programs.
One interesting proposal for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is shifting the Air Traffic Control section of the FAA “to an independent, non-governmental organization.” This would mean the federal government giving up day to day control over the personnel managing the civilian and commercial aircraft in the skies over the United States.
The spin-off would render the system “more efficient and innovative while maintaining safety,” the Trump proposal states. “This would benefit the flying public and taxpayers overall.”