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Air Traffic Control

WATCH: One Day In European Air Traffic In 2 Minutes

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.03.2014 | Travel

On any given day in July, Europe sees about 30,000 flights in its airspace, each of which needs to be routed to, from, and around other areas. To g...

How Data Will Make Air Travel Safer

Travis Korte | Posted 03.25.2014 | Technology
Travis Korte

There are four important areas where data can be used to make air travel safer: preventing terrorism and crime, stopping mechanical failures, avoiding collisions and improving preparedness for weather-related hazards.

Flying Like the Rich and Famous: City-to-City On a Private Jet

Peter Mandel | Posted 03.04.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

I'll bet that flying -- to you -- means roughly what it does to me. Battling seat-pockets that eat knee-space. Emptying your inner life into plastic ...

Decision Made On Air Traffic

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration will keep open for now the 149 control towers at small airports that were slated to close as th...

FAA To Staff Towers Once Scheduled To Close Due To Cuts

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Seventy-two airport towers and other air traffic control facilities that were slated to close at night due to budget cuts will get ...

Latest FAA Delay: A Typo

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

Legislation to avert furloughs at the Federal Aviation Administration has been held up because of a typo in the bill, ABC News and CNN report. The ...

This FAA Sequester Vote Doesn't Smell Right

Jared Bernstein | Posted 06.27.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Is this bipartisan support to mitigate one of the noxious effects of sequestration? Or is it papering over the high-visibility stuff that affects the affluent while lots of other budget bleeding goes on beneath the radar?

Sequestering the Sequester

Jeff Danziger | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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The Sequester: A Policy Triumph

Eli Lehrer | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

The sequester, of course, isn't ideal. There are almost certainly better ways to cut. Some cuts that haven't had any short-term consequences may do harm eventually. But, messy as it is, the sequester seems to be working.

Lawmakers Urge Delay For Airport Furloughs

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — As airport delays spread across the country, members of Congress on Tuesday urged the administration to postpone the furloughing of...

Ryan Grim

Obama Hits Wealthy On The Runway

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For the most part, the super wealthy are not directly affected by cuts to government services. Private security guards, private schools ...

Highways, Flyways and Personal Freedom

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Most Americans have long forgotten that the roads we all take for granted have a rich history that reverberates even today in the current budget debacle and fight over sequestration.

Sam Stein

Air Traffic Controller Furloughed Just One Week After Winning Safety Award

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On March 6, Louella Hollingsworth was presented with the League Medal of Safety Award by the National Air Traffic Controllers Associatio...

Small US Airports Face Tower Closures

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2013 | Travel

By Anna Louie Sussman New York, March 18 (Reuters) - When landing a plane amid birds, bobcats or alligators, it helps to have an air t...

Sequester Cuts Could Mean Travel Delays

Posted 02.21.2013 | Travel

Budget cuts set to come into effect March 1 if Congress can't reach a deal might mean trouble for travelers. The $85 billion "sequestration" cuts woul...

Air Traffic Controllers To Blame For Near Crash

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2012 | Travel

Aug 6 (Reuters) - Faulty instructions by air traffic controllers caused a near mid-air collision involving an American Airlines Boeing 777-200 and a ...

Hacker Shows Air Traffic Control Danger With 'Ghost Planes'

Posted 09.26.2012 | Travel

Andrei Costin, a Cypriad hacker, gave an unnerving demonstration outlining the weaknesses of air traffic control systems today at the Black Hat hackin...

ATC Napped On Air Mattresses In The Tower, Left Duty Early

Bloomberg | Alan Levin | Posted 07.11.2012 | Travel

When midnight rolled around and flight traffic thinned out, air-traffic controllers guiding planes in the busiest U.S. corridor whipped out laptops to...

FAA Whistleblowers Continue To Point Out Safety Problems

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 07.08.2012 | Travel

WASHINGTON — In an unusual public rebuke, a government watchdog charged Tuesday that airline safety regulators have lagged in responding to urge...

WATCH: Air Traffic Controllers Caught, Sleeping, Reading, Texting On The Job

Posted 02.24.2012 | Travel

It looks like guiding planes isn't keeping the air traffic controllers at New York's Westchester County Airport busy enough. Footage obtained by Fox 5...

America's Not So Elite Sleepless

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 07.20.2011 | Healthy Living
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Our puritanical culture celebrates surviving on the least sleep, sneers at those who appear to need more and sacrifices sleep -- a fundamental biological need -- in favor of all other activity.

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...

When Medical Residents Don't Get Enough Sleep

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.04.2011 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

As a frequent flier, I wince at every story of an inattentive air traffic controller. A parallel dilemma related to the working hours of medical residents is playing out at lower altitudes.

'I'm Only Sleeping': A Playlist for Our Air Traffic Controllers

David Wild | Posted 06.21.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Rather than fire anybody like the Federal Aviation Administration, I thought I'd try to come up with an exhaustive playlist to help our overworked air traffic controllers stay awake on the job.

How To Fight Fatigue When Working Overnight

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

While I believe that no one should be working a night shift by himself or herself, air traffic controllers, pilots and anyone with responsibilities late at night or after long days should also consider these tips.