The United States has long led the world in air traffic control technology. But in recent years, a number of technological innovations (such as remote/digital towers and space-based ADS-B) have been pioneered and put into regular use by air navigation service providers and companies before reaching airspace users in this country. In this webinar, aviation policy researcher Robert Poole reviews several such cases and suggests several hypotheses that might explain the U.S. lag in advanced technology implementation.
Poole received his B.S. and M.S. in engineering from MIT and began his career at Sikorsky Aircraft. He has been doing transportation research for more than three decades as Director of Transportation Policy at Reason Foundation. He has testified before congressional committees numerous times on aviation policy issues.