No, FAA is NOT Closing the US National Airspace System

In a phone call, today, FAA Associate Administrator Ali Bahrami confirmed that the FAA is not considering closure of the national airspace system (NAS) in the United States.  Reports of such a closure are “fake news.”

He noted that where there have been issues with air traffic staffing or tower issues, those have been addressed effectively and efficiently by the FAA’s Air Traffic Organization.  He noted that the work done by the employees of the FAA’s Air Traffic Organization to keep open the NAS has been meritorious.

Bahrami also explained that the effort to keep the national airspace system open in the United States has been a partnership effort with the private sector, including the trade associations, and that when this is over he thinks that people will look back on these efforts as a great accomplishment to support safety.

About Jason Dickstein
Mr. Dickstein is the President of the Washington Aviation Group, a Washington, DC-based aviation law firm. Since 1992, he has represented aviation trade associations and businesses that include aircraft and aircraft parts manufacturers, distributors, and repair stations, as well as both commercial and private operators. Blog content published by Mr. Dickstein is not legal advice; and may not reflect all possible fact patterns. Readers should exercise care when applying information from blog articles to their own fact patterns.

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