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Air Traffic Controller Fails Random Drinking Test On The Job

AP | By DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 09.18.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating whether an air traffic controller on duty in Colorado had more alcohol in his system th...

FAA: Controller's Error Nearly Caused Plane Crash At O'Hare

AP | Posted 07.19.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- The Federal Aviation Administration says an error by an air traffic controller caused a close call this week between two planes operating a...

Air Traffic Controllers: The Canary in the Coal Mine?

Joan Williams | Posted 07.13.2011 | Business
Joan Williams

The best way to solve the airport slumber-party problem may not be to schedule two controllers on overnight shifts. A cheaper alternative is to redesign schedules so controllers can get enough sleep.

FAA Announces New Rules For Air Traffic Controllers After Another Falls Asleep

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 06.17.2011 | Travel

WASHINGTON — The government said Sunday it is giving air traffic controllers an extra hour off between shifts so they don't doze off at work, a ...

Study: 30-50 Percent Of Night-Shift Workers Fall Asleep On The Job

AP | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Reports of sleeping air traffic controllers highlight a long-known and often ignored hazard: Workers on night shifts can have troub...

Air Traffic Controllers Take Unsanctioned Naps To Combat Fatigue

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 06.16.2011 | Travel

WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration changed air traffic control work schedules Saturday, acknowledging it has a widespread problem ...

Southwest Airplane Good Samaritan or Good Grief?

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.30.2011 | Travel
Christine Negroni

The air traffic control profession just can't get a break. Nevertheless, sending a passenger plane to play fighter jet is wrong in all sorts of ways.

FAA Suspends Another Air Traffic Controller

AOL Travel News | Posted 05.30.2011 | Travel

turtlemom4bacon, flickr An air traffic control supervisor has been suspended for the second time in one week -- this time for actions that caused a c...

Randy Babbitt, FAA Chief, Orders New Procedures For Air Traffic Controllers

AP | By JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Joan Lowy, Associated Press WASHINGTON -- The nation's top aviation official says he's ordered new procedures for controllers to prevent a repeat of ...

Can't Afford College? Ten High-Paying Jobs That Don't Require A Degree | Jennifer B. Larson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business has a list of well-paying jobs you can skip college for, based on statistics based on compiled by and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but...

JFK Air Traffic Controller Glenn Duffy's Kids Blaming Themselves For Dad's Suspension | Michael J. Feeney and Rich Schapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

An air traffic controller's stunt in letting his 9-year-old twins direct planes has landed with a thud - on the kids. Glenn Duffy's twins, a brother ...

Boehner Admits Letting Eight-Year-Old Son Shape GOP Healthcare Plan

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

In a bombshell that could dramatically impact the raging debate over health care, House Minority Leader John Boehner admitted that he had allowed his son to shape the Republican health care plan.

Controller Didn't Warn Plane In Husdon Collision

AP | VICTOR EPSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEWARK, N.J. — An air traffic controller should have warned the pilot of a small plane about aircraft in its path before it collided with a sigh...

Hudson Crash NTSB Report Wrong: Air Controllers

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WASHINGTON — Federal safety officials investigating a midair collision over the Hudson River changed their account of the accident on a key poin...

Controller Bantered About Dead Cat Before Hudson Plane Crash, Neglected Duties

AP | JOAN LOWY and DAVID B. CARUSO, Associated Press Writers | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WASHINGTON -- The air traffic controller handling the small plane involved in a deadly crash with a helicopter over the Hudson River was chatting on t...

UPDATE: Air Traffic Controller Failed To Warn Plane That Helicopter Was In Its Path

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WASHINGTON (AP) - An air traffic controller making a personal phone call initially failed to warn a small plane of other aircraft in its path and then...