The effort to spin off US air traffic control (ATC) from FAA failed because it became too focused on the structure of a proposed ATC entity instead of detailing solutions for making air traffic management more efficient in the US, said Michael Huerta, whose five-year term as FAA administrator ended in January. Huerta, who addressed Aviation Week Network’s MRO Americas conference in Orlando April 10, never took a position while FAA administrator on Rep. Bill Shuster’s ...

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