Argentina's deputy secretary of air transport Manuel Baladrón has submitted a proposed law to create a state-owned company to manage the country's air traffic control.
The new company under the proposed law, called the Argentinean Air Navigation Company (EANA), will take over air traffic control responsibilities from the country's civil aviation authority ANAC and the Argentinean air force.
It will be owned by the government and will be controlled by a supervisory board, according to the first draft of the law seen by Flightglobal. The transport and defense ministries, as well as representatives from Aerolineas Argentinas, the country's private airlines and two unions, will have seats on the board.
In 2011, a number of high profile labour conflicts forced the Argentinean government to remilitarise the ATC system, previously managed directly by ANAC.
The proposed law is still subject to public comments, but could be approved within months.