Trump considers air traffic control reform after meeting with airline CEOs

The US president Donald Trump assured US airline executives that his administration would help them to compete with foreign carriers that he said are subsidised by their governments, and promised infrastructure upgrades, lower regulation and tax relief.
The president also said he is “lowering the overall tax burden on American businesses big league”.During the meeting, Trump also acknowledged that airlines are “under pressure from foreign elements and foreign carriers” but said “at the same time, we want to make life good for them also”.The fund traded on volume of more than 51,000 shares, easily above its 30-day average of 37,000. “No other foreign airline invests more in the American economy or creates more American jobs than Norwegian”.Jobs and Economic Impact: The U.S. airline industry is an integral part of the U.S. economy employing almost 700,000 people.Air traffic control was one of the topics broached, with Trump agreeing it is in need of reform.Attendees included Oscar Munoz, CEO of United Airlines; Ed Bastian, CEO of Delta Airlines; Gary C. Kelly, CEO of Southwest Airlines; Brad Tilden, CEO of Alaska Air Group; the heads of Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Chicago airports; and the heads of various shipping companies like UPS and Atlas Air. “While the airports want an increase on the passenger facility charge, the president stated that he does not like fees”, says the airline association.

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The three biggest USA carriers – American Airlines (AAL), Delta and United – have loudly objected to the expansion, claiming the Middle Eastern airlines have unfairly benefited from national subsidies.”I hear the government contracted for a system, that’s the wrong system”, said Trump. “Travel is very important to me”.”I have a pilot who’s a real expert, and he said …”The White House is not saying if Trump will discuss these advantages, as Press Secretary Sean Spicer made clear Tuesday to Newsmax.United States airlines and airports have welcomed USA president Donald Trump’s support to modernise the country’s aviation infrastructure, although it is not immediately clear how the administration will proceed next.Some in Congress and the airline industry have been highly critical of long-running attempts to improve the air traffic control system, an effort dubbed NextGen, and have called for a massive privatization of air traffic controllers and other Federal Aviation Administration staff. “So we want to help you realize these goals by rolling back burdensome regulations, and you people are regulated probably as much as nearly anybody”, said Trump. “We support keeping jobs here in America and we believe President Trump will his commitment to put American jobs first”.