In anticipation of a long, possibly contentious debate over the September 2007 reauthorization of the US Airport and Airways Trust Fund and the state of air traffic control and management systems, the Air Transport Assn. and its president and CEO, James May, fired the first salvo at a news conference in Washington yesterday, announcing "historic" unanimous support of ATA's 19 member carriers for a comprehensive revamp of the nation's ATC system and the use of operation frequencies and flight ...

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