Bill to Privatize U.S. Air-Traffic Would Ban In-Flight Calls

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  • Proposal by Republican sponsor Shuster seen as saving money
  • Plan wins the endorsement of union that had opposed concept

The U.S. air-traffic control system would be spun off to a nonprofit corporation and airline passengers wouldn’t be allowed to talk on mobile phones under sweeping legislation unveiled Wednesday to set aviation policy for the next six years.

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