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originally posted by: Wildmanimal
a reply to: intrptr
Check out how the "States" themselves
have misappropriated Federal Funds
designated for the projects you mentioned.
You would be Horrified.
Weather and ATC are not the root causes of delays. The biggest reason for delays is the desire of the airlines to have all their flights leave at the same time. There is a limit to the number of aircraft that a runway can accommodate, and while the sky is big, it isn't limitless. The altitude safety buffer has been cut in half from 2000 feet to 1000 under RVSM. And now Trump wants to turn over all ATC to an entity controlled by these same airlines. Part of the ATC/pilot briefing system was privatized when Flight Service Stations were turned over to Lockheed Martin and it has been a nightmare. The briefers are lazy; NOTAMS get lost; and there seems to be no uniformity in briefings. I get better service from Meteo Avions in Luanda than Lockheed in Miami.
originally posted by: cosmania
Would love to see a better system, one that integrates the aircraft data with navigation data. Could save millions on fuel and safety measures. If you integrate winds and weather, the system could possibly reduce weather related delays and further maximize fuel burn.