A large number of airlines, airports and a variety of industry experts believe Congress could consider separating the air traffic control (ATC) and airspace-modernization services from the FAA’s purview, in part to speed up the delivery of NextGen, a new study by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has found. The FAA’s future architecture is a hot-button topic in Congress, as lawmakers begin to craft a reauthorization bill to keep the agency operating after the current ...

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