National Air Traffic Controllers Association News
What privatizing air traffic control could mean, as Trump's proposal is expected
President Donald Trump will speak today about his plan to separate air traffic control from the FAA and place it in the hands of a private, non-profit corporation, in an effort to cut costs and speed up innovation. What is wrong with the current air traffic control system? Under the current system,
Air Traffic Controllers Texting, Using Snapchat While on the Job, Documents Show
More than a dozen air traffic controllers were disciplined for improper use of electronic devices while at work over a three-year period, according to documents obtained by ABC News. According to the documents that date back to October 2012 and obtained by ABC News owned station WABC in New York
Air Traffic Control 'Staffing Crisis' Could Lead to Flight Delays, Union Warns
With the number of fully certified air traffic controllers at a 27-year low, the nation's flight grid is severely understaffed, and if left unchecked, could lead to delays nationwide, the Air Traffic Controllers' union warned during a round table in Washington Tuesday. Though the safety of the
NTSB Waiting to Inspect Plane in Wichita Airport Crash
Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board have been unable to inspect a small plane that crashed into a building at an airport in Wichita, Kansas, killing four people. Leah Yeager, a senior air safety investigator with the NTSB, said late Thursday investigators will enter the
UPS Plane Crash Black Box Found
I'm Robert some a board member with the National Transportation Safety Board. And with me today doctor Dan Bauer doctor bowers the investigator in charge for this accident. Today is the first full today. That our investigators have spent working on the and it's our first full day boots on the
Congress Passes Bill to End Sequester Flight Delays
In less than 24 hours, bipartisan legislation passed both the Senate and the House, in the hopes of relieving one of the most noticeable downsides to sequestration: FAA furloughs. The bill that was rushed through Congress and is expected to be signed by the president...
Reid Proposes Plan to Replace Sequester Cuts with Money from Afghanistan, Iraq Wars
Nineteen months before the combat phase of the war in Afghanistan is set to end, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid suggested Congress take money allocated for that operation and use it to pay off sequester cuts. With FAA furloughs causing airport delays and headaches across the nation, the Senate
Airport Delays Point to Sequester Cuts
Air travel is likely to become even more frustrating than usual, starting today. The Federal Aviation Administration has begun furloughs resulting from mandatory budget cuts for some of its 47,000 agency employees. It's unclear how many employees are already affected by so-called sequestration, the
Texas Air Traffic Controller Saves Pilot's Life
ABC News’ Paula Faris contributed to this report: Nearly 5,000 flights go through her airspace each day, but it was a twin propeller plane on its way from Dallas to Michigan last November that alarmed Louella Hollingsworth. Sensing there was something off with the pilot,...
AFL-CIO, Labor Unions Line Up Behind Obama
The nation’s largest labor unions, whose support has been a mainstay of the Democratic Party, have set aside their frustrations and disappointments in President Obama and formally lined up behind his bid for a second term. Today the American Federal of Labor and Congress of...