Source: Late Show Promo
President Trump revealed he wants to privatize American air traffic control – and tweeted a video announcement of his plan.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2017
In the tweet Trump said, “Today, I announced an Air Traffic Control Initiative to take American air travel into the future – finally!”
I'd be grateful if this means planes now take us 4 years into the future. https://t.co/GCxwILmubA
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) June 6, 2017
Never one to let an opportunity to escape Late Show host Stephen Colbert seized the moment to retort, “I’d be grateful if this means planes now take us 4 year into the future.”
President Trump’s plan to privatize air traffic control would separate it from the FAA and would operate on fees paid by airlines, rather than taxes.
If congress approve the changes it would take approximately three years for the changes to take effect.
“We are prepared to enter a great new era in American aviation,” Trump said at a press conference announcing his plans. “It’s time to join the future and make flights quicker and safer.”