Reuters – But the future cost of transforming the radar-based Air Traffic Control network to a satellite system to meet fast- growing demand is guesswork at this point. Officials say it will cost many billions of dollars. Continued… ?? Reuters 2007. All …U.S. may look to private sector to fund ATC system

Washington Post – Outside experts, airline trade groups and FAA officials also blame the nation’s antiquated Air Traffic Control system for causing snarls. FAA officials are working on a billion-dollar plan to revamp it. “We are hitting the wall in terms of the system …Flying Late, Arriving Light

NorthJersey.com – U.S. airline delays last year rose to their highest level since 2000 as bad weather and outdated air-traffic-control equipment slowed travel down. About 22.6 percent of flights arrived at least 15 minutes late, the most since the record delays of 23 …Newark nation’s worst airport for on-time performance

Boston Globe – The long-term answer, Castelveter said, is Congress and President Bush funding a better, satellite-based air traffic-control system and making private plane owners cover more of air traffic-control costs. Bumping can happen when flights get canceled …Complaints of lost bags by airlines rise

… government history, which is projected to save over $2.2 billion by 2015. We’re making headway with Air Traffic Control procedures as well. The recent implementation of Domestic Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (DRVSM) created an additional six …FY 2008 Budget in Brief

… takes a hard line against Amtrak, reducing its funding by $500 million for a total of $800 million. Air Traffic Control XXENDBOLD It would restructure funding in a way that shifts more costs from commercial carriers to general aviation. — Maria …$2.9 Trillion Plan

A SU 30 MKI of the Indian Air Force (IAF) made a precautionary landing at the Lohegaon airbase on Friday afternoon, disrupting civilian traffic for nearly two hours. The two-seat multi-role fighter made the landing at around 1.30 pm after the pilots suspected a snag in the aircraft during flight. While there were reports that an aircraft had made an emergency landing at the airport, IAF …SU 30 makes precautionary landing at Lohegaon (Indian Express via Yahoo! India News)

The family of a beloved radio host testifies in a lawsuit over his death.Family Of Radio Host Sues Over His Death (NBC 5 Chicago)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government may look to financial institutions and other investors to help finance the multibillion-dollar modernization of the air traffic system, a senior Bush administration official said on Thursday.U.S. may look to private sector to fund ATC system (Washington Post)

Feb. 8 (Bloomberg) — Airline delays worsened last year at New York’s three major airports as carriers flew more planes into the world’s most-crowded airspace.New York Airports’ Delays Worsened in 2006 as Flights Increased (Bloomberg.com)

Eizo Nanao to Acquire Tech Source, Enter Air Traffic Control IndustryJapan Corporate News (press release), Japan – Feb 8, 2007Tech Source Inc. is a specialist manufacturer of high-resolution graphics boards for Air Traffic Control (ATC) and Sun Microsystems platforms. …Eizo Nanao to Acquire Tech Source, Enter Air Traffic Control Industry – Japan Corporate News (press release)

Air-traffic control overhaul plannedLos Angeles Times, CA – Feb 4, 2007Federal aviation officials expect on Monday to begin introducing a proposal to finance a new air-traffic control system that they say will be needed to keep …Air-traffic control overhaul planned – Los Angeles Times

FAA looks for money for new air-traffic control systemAustin American-Statesman (subscription), TX – Feb 3, 2007WASHINGTON ? Federal aviation officials expect Monday to begin introducing a proposal to finance over the next two decades a new air-traffic control system …FAA looks for money for new air-traffic control system – Austin American-Statesman (subscription)

FAA to promote satellite air-traffic-control systemWinston-Salem Journal (subscription), NC – Feb 3, 2007WASHINGTON – Federal aviation officials expect to begin introducing a proposal Monday to finance a new air-traffic-control system that they say will be …FAA to promote satellite air-traffic-control system – Winston-Salem Journal (subscription)

SU 30 makes precautionary landing at LohegaonPune Newsline, India – 1 hour agoAirport Authorities confirmed that the Air Traffic Control, manned by the IAF, diverted the flights and told them the runway was unavailable for two hours.SU 30 makes precautionary landing at Lohegaon – Pune Newsline

US Wants User Pay For Air Traffic ServicesAirwise – Feb 6, 2007"Linking Air Traffic Control services and what system users pay for those services is a very important first step." Regulators also want a funding …US Wants User Pay For Air Traffic Services – Airwise