US Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) last week expressed frustration with the pace at which FAA is transitioning to the NextGen satellite-based ATC system (ATWOnline, March 19). "We have to do this and we have to do it right away," he stated during a Senate hearing. "Why are we so slow?. . .We're going to fall farther and farther behind unless we have the intensity and political will and the money in the budget to pay for it. . .There's ...

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