WASHINGTON -- Over the next 10 years, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will hire and train air traffic controllers
more efficiently and will staff each air traffic facility with the appropriate number of controllers to offset an expected wave of air traffic controller
retirements, the agency announced in a controller staffing plan released today.
The US National Air Traffic Controllers
Association has pointed out that air traffic controller
staffing levels have dropped for the third straight year, to a new low of 14,206, according to the most recent Federal Aviation Administration 'Administrator's Fact Book'.
amp;nbsp;"There is certainly a safety benefit if you consider that the workload on the air traffic controller
Keziah Ogutu, JKIA Chief Air traffic Controller
officer, added, "The operators will benefit from the system through reduction of cockpit workload related to radiotelephony, therefore further improving the air traffic controllers
efficiency in their work hence significantly reduce air traffic services incidents and ultimately enhance safety within Nairobi flight region.
Recent audits have been very critical of the FAA - particularly its poor management of the current air traffic controller
training program, overspending and dropping productivity, and deficiencies involving air traffic controller
fatigue, as well as delays in addressing and implementing suggestions by auditors.
The new test is intended to broaden the pool of air traffic controller
candidates beyond those who attend the 36 schools that partner with the FAA, U.
The role of the Air Traffic Controller
is ultimately to keep aircraft safely apart from each other using their unique skills and state of the art equipment.
But air traffic controller
John Tarplin, who was on radar duty at Coventry Airport on the day of the crash, told the hearing: "It would ease our job considerably because if you can identify a particular aircraft on the radar, you have a better awareness of where aircraft are.
Air Traffic Controller
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Those without previous air traffic control experience must be younger than 31 to become an air traffic controller
McCartin, relying on the memories of a retired air traffic controller
, is concerned with only two: a Douglas DC-8 jet carrying 84 people from O'Hare and a Lockheed Super Constellation transporting 44 people from Ohio.
European air navigation services provider EUROCONTROL on Thursday announced that the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers
Association (IFATCA) is celebrating the International Day of the Air Traffic Controller