"But, there's no question whether this system
can handle the growth that's coming. It cant."
Shuster went on to blame government, "Everyone
here is familiar with the federal government's
decades-long effort to modernize the system.
Everyone here also knows those efforts aren't
Shuster said, "In the last 20 years, 50
countries around the world have successfully
separated out their ATC (air traffic control)
service. In virtually every place this has been
done, safety levels have been maintained or
improved, ATC systems have been modernized,
service has been improved, and costs have been
Back in 2013, the
federal government was shut down for 15 days
which was a result of the control the tea party
republican house. The same group introduced
sequestration and Shuster wants to blame
government. "A separate air traffic control will
spare air travelers from
fights. "Sequesters, furloughs, and shut-downs
seem to lurk around every corner. We have to
re-inject stability into how we fund aviation."