18-Jan-2010 12:45 PM

Air Transport Association meets with US Government to discuss industry's needs

Air Transport Association (ATA) Board of Directors and aviation industry leaders, including United Airlines CEO, Glenn Tilton, met with the US Government to discuss the industry’s IT and Air Traffic Management needs on 15-Jan-2010. [more - Perspective]

United Airways: “An inefficient and outdated ATC system costs US businesses some USD40 billion annually. A USD6.4 billion government investment in a satellite-based air traffic control system helps to close the technology gap, provide significant financial return for the country and reduce fuel burn, environmental impact and delays for customers,” Glenn  Tilton, CEO. Source: UBM Aviation, 15-Jan-2010.