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European Air Traffic Control Strikes Hit 1 Million Minutes of Delay in 2016

IATA condemned the effects of air traffic controller strikes, which have caused 1 million minutes of delay across Europe in 2016.

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How to prepare for a career in air traffic control

Want to be an air traffic controller? Here is a list of recommended reading material for candidates worldwide who want to make ATC a career.

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NTSB presents safety seminar on Air Traffic Control

The National Transportation Safety Board is presenting a seminar regarding air traffic control in the general aviation environment.

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LAX’s air traffic controllers are exhausted; overtime’s up 2,000% in last decade

Tweet A record 70.6 million passengers a year now pass through Los Angeles International Airport as it undergoes a multibillion-dollar “world class” modernization. Passenger terminals, like Tom Bradley International, are being remodeled with upscale shopping and dining. Runways are being refurbished, and public transit is finally on the way. But high up in the control […]

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Drones: 700,000 Problems?

The Consumer Electronics Association has projected that drone sales in the United States would reach 700,000 for the 2015 calendar year. Could these be the source of 700,000 problems?

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A tragic week for aviation

Over the past week, the world has witnessed one of the worst periods in recent history, with a slew of aircraft accidents beginning with the downing of the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 over Ukraine. How does this affect our industry?

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Water on Qantas Airways A380: No safety concern?

A Qantas Airways Airbus A380 jet returned to the airport when a burst water pipe sent water down the aisles. Qantas said that there were no safety of flight concerns. That may be true, but should safety professionals make such assertions prior to an investigation?

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Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 Found?

Three weeks after the disappearance of MH370, the question that begs to be asked daily is “Was Malaysian Airlines flight 370 found?” There are many theories that may be filtering out credible leads as speculation abound.

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About Wayne Farley

Wayne Farley I am Wayne, an aviation safety evangelist who once made my living working in the control tower. Engage me while I share my thoughts, experience, and news from the aviation world. After writing "13 Characteristics of an air traffic controller" in 2010, it went viral and established me as an unofficial ambassador for ATC. Read more.

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