MS Senator Roger Wicker questioned the Secretary of Transportation about Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to privatize air traffic control and address the global pilot shortage FAA plans to privatize air traffic control, and address the global pilot shortage yesterday.

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U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., a senior member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, today questioned Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao about Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to privatize air traffic control and address the global pilot shortage.

Wicker requested assurances from Secretary Chao that the administration proposal would not lead to increased air fare or fees for rural airports and their customers.

Secretary Chao emphasized that she shares Wicker’s concerns for rural America and looks forward to working with the senator to address his concerns.

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