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Stop Wasting Money on ADS-B

Back in 2007, the FAA claimed that ADS-B would produce savings of $820 million between then and 2035. That was when the estimated annual subscription cost was $1.4 Billion. However, as of 2010, the annual subscription costs are now $3-4 Billion. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that the cost savings disappear when the subscription costs more than double. Instead of saving $820 Million over a period of 28... more »

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Air Traffic Control

There are large expenses in maintaining air traffic control towers - hvac, facilities, engine generators, etc. Also, air traffic controllers are paid high salaries. NATCA would like you to think they are suffering and poor, but the public is not that ignorant. With today's high speed technology and redundancy capabilities, it is possible to simply have a few poles with video cameras placed around the airport, instead... more »

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MONEY SAVER...FAA

I suggest you create an apartment complex on the property at the OKC training facility in OKC. For years the FAA has been PAYING MILLIOINS AND MILLIONS in perdeem to faa employees for housing, food, and car rental. Provide a free shuttle to and from the airport. This facility would resemble CMEL where you stay directly at the location you are training and meals are provlided. People love convenience. Plus no one... more »

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Consolidation of Training room space at MMAC

Currently, lack of space availability at MMAC (OKC) is an often discussed and debated issue due to the lack of usable work space for people. There appear to be an excess of training rooms which sit empty for a large majority of the time. It appears that orgs wanted to be sure they had a room available when needed, so they built their own. These are not consistently maintained, and each is built out with duplicate equipment.... more »

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Reduce Government Employee Travel Costs

Description: Thirty percent of the states allow Hotel Tax Exemptions for Federal employees on official travel. To obtain the exemption, the employee submits a form to the hotel at check-in. The Office of Aerospace Medicine (AAM) discovered many employees were not taking advantage of this opportunity. As a cost savings initiative, AAM developed and implemented a process for employees to use the GSA hotel tax exemption... more »

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Downsize the FAA Operations

In fiscal 2011, the FAA budget will be about $16.4 billion.1 Of the total, $9.7 billion will go toward "operations," which includes $7.6 bil ...more ยป In fiscal 2011, the FAA budget will be about $16.4 billion.1 Of the total, $9.7 billion will go toward "operations," which includes $7.6 billion for air traffic control operations, $1.3 billion for safety regulation and certification, and $0.8 billion for other functions.... more »

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Downsize the FAA Operations

In fiscal 2011, the FAA budget will be about $16.4 billion.1 Of the total, $9.7 billion will go toward "operations," which includes $7.6 billion for air traffic control operations, $1.3 billion for safety regulation and certification, and $0.8 billion for other functions. In addition, the FAA will spend $3.3 billion in 2011 on capital investments in ATC facilities, equipment, and research. Most of the rest of FAA's budget,... more »

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Downsize the FAA-from top to bottom

Airports and Air Traffic Control written by Robert W. Poole, Jr.* and Chris Edwards Overview A Brief History of Federal Funding Privatizing Airports The Crisis in Air Traffic Control Commercializing Air Traffic Control Overview The U.S. economy depends on safe, reliable, and affordable air transportation. Beginning in 1978, airline deregulation transformed commercial aviation from a luxury for the few to a service... more »

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Health and wellness

I think the federal government should allow, or mandate at least 30 to an hour some sort of exercise during work hours. This will improve ergonomic issues; less workers compensation related to poor behind desk posture, which lead to less leave time, as a result, it will increase productivity. In the private industry, some companies have implemented a program that gives employees 30 minutes to 1 hour exercise time. The... more »

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Smartphone for accident standby @ the FAA

I would suggest supplying a smartphone for those on accident standby. I personnally have a droid from verizon and it comes with alot of free apps including the gps navigation system. This is highly needed to get to accident sites and would eliminate the need for a separate gps and other endless possibilities the phone has to offer.

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