Most Capable, Best Served

The harsh truth is that ATC can work more easily with more capable aircraft and crews. Thus, more capable flights get better service-it's human nature, and ultimately the plan.

For years, aviation adhered to the service principle, “first come, first served.” This easily implemented, inherently fair doctrine is officially enshrined in the controller’s handbook, Section 2-1-4 directing that controllers, “Provide air traffic control service to aircraft on a ‘first come, first served’ basis as circumstances permit…” FCFS worked when aircraft were similarly equipped, with […]
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