On April 5, Kevin DeGood of the Center for American Progress published "4 Essential Questions About Air Traffic Control Privatization." The article went through potential fears some Americans may have if Congress were to take air traffic control governance out of direct congressional control. While change can be frightening, it is probably not as scary as DeGood has suggested.
There is no doubt that all the great powers, especially the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, will oppose any move for global tracking of flights. They have had a long track record of weakening, rather than strengthening, global multilateral institutions. They have even weakened multilateral institutions like the World Health Organization and the International Atomic Energy Agency, even though we have a global interest in strengthening them to prevent pandemics like Ebola and nuclear proliferation.