Latest air traffic controller Stories

2014-09-15 04:20:47

LONDON, September 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ATC Global has been fixed in the diaries of ATM professionals for more than twenty years, uniting the ATM industry since 1991. This year, the three day ATC Global event debuts in China, opening its doors to over 5,000 international ATM stakeholders at the China National Convention Center, Beijing on Wednesday, 17 September. The event that began in Maastricht then expanded to Amsterdam, this year moves to China mirroring the...

2014-08-19 16:20:28

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On December 30, 2013 the FAA suddenly, and without warning, terminated its proven program for educating potential new air traffic controllers. Military veterans, students and graduates from the 36 FAA-authorized Air Traffic - Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI) colleges and universities were wiped from the FAA's list of eligible applicants. In the FAA's words, "the list was purged." Despite very high demand for controllers the...

2014-08-15 12:21:17

DUBLIN, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Air Traffic Control Equipment Market by Product Types, Geography, and by Country. Forecast Analysis (2014-2020)" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The Global Air Traffic Control equipment market is estimated to be at $4160.2 million in 2014 and expected to register a CAGR of 4.82% to reach $5519.5 million by 2020. ATC equipment are instruments used by air...

2014-03-18 16:23:29

LONDON, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:US Air Traffic Management and Automatic Dependent Surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) Technology The Next-generation ATM EnablerThe world of air traffic management is about to undergo a significant change. The traditional radar based air traffic control environment will soon be replaced by a system based on automated position and flight data reporting by the aircraft themselves. The effort...

2013-07-08 23:04:39

Stormy weather in North American and French air traffic controller strike depress on-time performance in June. Portland, OR (PRWEB) July 08, 2013 FlightStats, Inc., the leader in global flight and airport information services, has released the June 2013 Airline and Airport On-time Performance Report. The report covers airlines and airports in the following regions: Major International, North America, Europe and Asia. Get the full FlightStats On-time Performance Report June 2013. Major...

2011-07-28 15:00:00

WASHINGTON July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Below is a statement from National Air Traffic Controllers Association President Paul Rinaldi, who urged lawmakers today to immediately pass an FAA extension. Rinaldi cautioned Congress not to leave for its upcoming August recess before passing an extension to restore the jobs of 4,000 laid-off FAA employees. Of the 4,000, NATCA represents nearly 1,200 from its Engineers and Architects, FAA Airports Division and Aviation Technical...

2011-04-26 07:25:00

There have been several reports in recent weeks of air traffic controllers falling asleep on the job. There are only two people who handle the task of giving directions to planes.  These people experience irregular shifts that can lead to extreme fatigue, although the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires air traffic controllers to have at least 8 hours of time between shifts for sleep.  It is not uncommon for a controller to work from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. and then be back...

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