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Boston-bound airline pilot dies; co-pilot lands safely in NY

...automated systems and get priority treatment from air traffic controllers."The passengers were not in danger, absolutely...describing the emergency and requesting permission from air traffic controllers to land."He was doing what he's trained to...
Nation and World
Now arriving: airport control towers without humans inside

...the sounds of planes."Without the sound, the air traffic controllers felt very lost," says Anders Carp, head of...taxiways and to take off and land.The National Air Traffic Controllers Association says it is participating in the testing...
Nation and World
Study: Chronic fatigue among air controllers

WASHINGTON - Air traffic controllers' work schedules often lead...the FAA and the National Air Traffic Controllers Association to revise controller...on board were killed. The air traffic controller who cleared the plane for...
Not For Web
Sitka program top draw for Yale students

...Kreiss-Tomkins, who has since been elected twice to the state Legislature, said he's continuing in his role as "air traffic controller," although he has less to do than initially. He still helps orient the students when they arrive, and is a...
NTSB: 2 killed when F-16, small plane crash; jet pilot safe

...pilot was flying solo practicing instrument approaches to a military base and was communicating with Charleston air traffic controllers, military officials said.Col. Stephen Jost, commander of the 20th Fighter Squadron at Shaw Air force Base...
Not For Web
Small aircraft lands on Capitol lawn

...right in front," McCaul said.The Federal Aviation Administration said the pilot had not been in contact with air traffic controllers and the FAA didn't authorize him to enter restricted airspace.The White House said President Barack Obama...
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Germanwings co-pilot practiced descents hours before crash repeatedly set a plane for such a low altitude for no apparent reason. The report said Lubitz did so while air traffic controllers were asking him to bring the airplane down gradually from 35,000 feet to 21,000 feet for its descent to Barcelona...
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Air traffic controller to be honored

An air traffic controller who guided a disoriented pilot on a flight to Juneau last summer will be honored by the National Air Traffic Controllers Association on Wednesday.Parker Corts of Anchorage will receive...
Survey: Flying to work rather than take a bus

...that's involved in the air transportation business themselves," Coons said. Some examples might be pilots, air traffic controllers or air cargo operators, he said.He added: "Aviation is integral to Alaska, there's no doubt about that...
Today in history

...hostage crisis. French conductor and music teacher Nadia Boulanger died in Paris.In 1981, the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization was decertified by the federal government for its strike the previous August.In 1986, President...


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