Study: Chronic fatigue among air controllers

...National Air Traffic Controllers Association to revise controller schedules to provide...nearly 2 in 10 controllers had committed significant...questions about controller fatigue for at least two controllers on duty after midnight...
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Outside editorial: Birds gotta fly, flight controllers need to sleep

...incidents involving air traffic controllers, the Federal Aviation Administration has added a second controller to towers at some 20 other airports...scheduling rules. Among other changes, controllers must now have a minimum of nine...
Officials search for cause of plane crash

...said that before the plane lost contact with air traffic controllers, the pilot had radioed and said the aircraft was experiencing...cruising at 31,000 feet when it lost contact with air traffic controllers, according to Egyptian aviation officials.In January 2014...
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Russian jet broke up at high altitude

...left much to be desired."An Egyptian official had previously said that before the plane lost contact with air traffic controllers, the pilot radioed that the aircraft was experiencing technical problems and that he intended to try to land at the nearest...
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Air traffic controller to be honored

An air traffic controller who guided a disoriented pilot on...honored by the National Air Traffic Controllers Association on Wednesday.Parker...told the Dispatch that two other controllers and a supervisor also monitored the...
What's happening this week, Nov. 4-10

...Nov. 7, Gold Town Nickelodeon. The first film of the annual series is "Snowman," a documentary about an avalanche controller, by Switchback Entertainment. Nightly raffles from the event's sponsors. Tickets are $10 at the door or online. All...
Plane catches fire at Florida airport; 1 burned, others hurt

...runway recorded the fire and posted video to Twitter showing plumes of thick black smoke coming from the plane.An air traffic controller told the pilot "a lot of fluid" was leaking from his left engine and then urgently said the engine had caught fire and that...
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Now arriving: airport control towers without humans inside

...instead watched by cameras, guided in by controllers viewing the video at another airport...airports will, for some time, still have controllers on site, experts say unmanned towers...airport eliminate blind spots and give controllers more-detailed views. Infrared can...
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Crew, controller faulted in 2013 cargo plane crash

...Monday also faulted the air traffic controller who did not notice the plane's descent...Dillingham, the pilot asked the air traffic controller in Anchorage for clearance to approach...Investigators concluded the air traffic controller's instructions were ambiguous, and...
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 not...the emergency and requesting permission from air traffic controllers to land."He was doing what he's trained to do - fly...
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