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Trump air traffic control proposal draws mixed reviews

[Reuters] - President Donald Trump's proposal to privatize U.S. air traffic control won the backing of major U.S. airlines, but drew criticism from other groups concerned smaller airlines and private companies would lose airport access. Privatization advocates argue that spinning off air traffic control from the Federal Aviation Administration would increase efficiency and reduce costs, in part by avoiding the government procurement process. There also are concerns airlines would dominate the private-company board and limit access to airports by business jets.

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