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Robert W. Poole, Jr. is the founder of the Reason Foundation, a free market think tank that conducts public policy research. He has been a long time advocate of air traffic control system reform.
We talk to Bob about the recent World ATM Congress in Madrid and the ATC Global 2013 conference in Amsterdam where his presentation Why Not Call it “Privitization”? being delivered by Graham Lake. Bob reflects on how Nav Canada, the Canadian civil air navagation services provider, represents a good model for others, the challenges faced in the U.S. and how the budget situation affects aviation. Who is going to take action? The Government? Industry?
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The week’s aviation news:
- NTSB releases interim factual report on JAL 787 battery fire investigation and announces forum and investigative hearing
- Airports can make case to keep their control towers open
- Congressional Republicans challenge LaHood on FAA furloughs
- Air Traffic Control Newsletter #100
- Backlash from airline employees over move to allow knives on U.S. planes
In this week’s Australia Desk:
- Former Qantas & Australian Airlines Chief Executive, James Strong, dies at age 68
- Tiger Airway/Virgin Australia deal further stalled by the ACCC
- CASA considering changes to the Civil Aviation Regulations to facilitate UAV operations better, and based on weight
- Qantas considering purchasing 747-400F freighters
- Qantas profit increases party on the back of 787 compensation from Boeing
Find more from Grant and Steve at the Plane Crazy Down Under podcast, and follow the show on Twitter at @pcdu. Steve’s at @stevevisscher and Grant at @falcon124. Australia Desk archives can be found at www.australiadesk.net.
In this week’s Across the Pond segment:
In the last of our mini series episodes from Southampton Airport we look at how social media is being used to coordinate all of the airports activities and programmes when we talk to Marketing Manager Vicky Parkes.
We are also delighted to see the recent news that Southampton Airport, branded as ‘The airport you can Breeze Through’ has smashed its targets for getting passengers through security with passengers waiting less than 5 minutes 98.2% of the time, and less than 10 minutes 99% of the time in 2012.
We would like to thank Lucy Calvert for all of her support in producing this mini series.
Useful Southampton links:
- Southampton Airport email newsletter
- Southampton Airport on Twitter
- Southampton Airport on Facebook
- Southampton Airport on YouTube
- Southampton Airport Blog
Volunteer/Pilot Chelsea Tugaw explains preflighting Upper Limit’s R22
- 3 On Your Side: Thrown Off United Flight For Taking Photo
- London helicopter crash pilot decided to pick up client despite warnings
- The Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey
Opening and closing music courtesy Brother Love from the Album Of The Year CD. You can find his great music at www.brotherloverocks.com.