Archive: August, 2015

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.

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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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.


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