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Air Traffic Controllers are wired to be lazy

Canadian researchers have recently concluded that air traffic controllers are biologically wired to be lazy. Air traffic controllers were not exactly singled out by the researchers, but the statement was made about all humans.

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Chile air traffic controllers to strike on September 15

Chilean air traffic controllers confirmed that will join a strike action called for on September 15, 2015 by the workers of the General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGAC).

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Afghanistan enhances airspace management capacity

In Afghanistan, there is an added element to managing multiple layers of airspace that many of the world’s busiest aerial infrastructures do not have, and that is the element of war.

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ATC: A job that slowly kills you?

Every day I receive new followers on my Twitter account and as customary, I inspect the profile of each new follower. A few days ago, upon inspection of one of my new followers’ profile, the description said “Controlador de Tránsito Aéreo … A job that slowly kills you.”

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Dominican Republic to host key ATM meetings

Instituto Dominicano de Aviación Civil (IDAC), the air navigation service provider of the Dominican Republic, is to host two major air traffic management (ATM) conferences in Punta Cana in October 2015 organized by the Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO).

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Google seeks FAA permission for drone flights

Four months after Amazon won permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to test its Prime Air delivery drones in the skies, Google and its parent company, Alphabet, are now seeking to fly their own Project Wing delivery drones with FAA approval.

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Study of USA’s air traffic controllers details chronic fatigue

Air traffic controllers’ work schedules often lead to chronic fatigue, making them less alert and endangering the safety of the national air traffic system, according to a study the government has kept secret for nearly four years. Federal Aviation Administration officials have declined to furnish a copy of the report despite repeated requests and a […]

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India launches satellite-based navigation system GAGAN

India on Monday (July 13, 2015) launched the GPS-Aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) system, which would make airline operations more efficient and reduce costs. GAGAN is a satellite-based navigation system which provides autonomous, high precision geo-spatial location information of the user in terms of latitude, longitude and height along with velocity and time. Jointly developed […]

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