We Need A Viable, Stable Funding System

On Monday, April 20, NATCA President Paul Rinaldi addressed the Aero Club of Washington and emphasized that our goal is to maintain and improve upon our high standard of aviation. However, he made clear, fundamental change is needed to do so. The unstable and unpredictable nature of funding for our National Airspace System (NAS) is unacceptable. 

"We have reached the breaking point," Rinaldi said. "We cannot continue these starts and stops in planning and lack of funding. We need a funding system that is predictable and ensures the FAA has the resources to hire, train, modernize, and improve its infrastructure. The National Airspace System should not be burdened with furloughs and staffing shortages, or threats of closing towers. The status quo is unacceptable.”

To read the full speech, please click this link.

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