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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Networks: Bashing Airlines Is Just the Ticket

Who’s to Blame for Your Delay?

While the networks were quick to blame airlines and CEOs for flight delays, the media were not as willing to blame the government-run air traffic system.

The Boyd Group, an aviation consulting company that has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek and other media, also faults the government-run Federal Aviation Administration and air traffic control (ATC) system.

“The main cause of delays is the decades-long inability of the FAA to construct an ATC system that meets the demands of the air transportation system. The ATC system is not a static set-piece to which we must adjust our aviation system. Instead, it is a vital part of our infrastructure which the FAA has repeatedly failed to keep updated,” states the Boyd Group Web site.

The Boyd Group continued: “The FAA has consistently wasted billions over the past 25 years, often on programs that only get so far and are then cancelled.”

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