The FAA is also looking into a case in which two Lubbock, Texas, controllers neglected to transfer control of a departing plane to the Fort Worth Air Route Traffic Control Center
An air traffic controller falls asleep while on duty during the midnight shift at the Miami Air Route Traffic Control Center
She completed four months of screening at the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center in Oklahoma City, then two and a half years of on-the-job training at Atlanta Air Route Traffic Control Center
in Hampton, Georgia--her current base.
Air traffic controller Kevin DeGarmo had a loudspeaker at his position that night, able to convey messages to him from elsewhere in the Air Route Traffic Control Center
as well as from other facilities such as the Regional Operations Control Center at Elmendorf Air Force Base.
The next year, he became an air traffic controller posted at the Air Route Traffic Control Center
According to the controllers' group, staffing levels are so low that Monroe airspace recently had to be transferred to the Fort Worth Air Route Traffic Control Center
for an additional three and a half hours than it normally would be relinquished.
NATCA alleged that "controllers at Oakland Air Route Traffic Control Center
last Sunday were deliberately prevented from monitoring the distress calls from a small plane in trouble" when the supervisor cut the sound on the loudspeaker system tuned to the guard frequency (121.
Stranding tens of thousands of travelers and forcing hundreds of planes to be rerouted, the air traffic breakdown occurred after a problem in a computerized radio system by which controllers in the Los Angeles Air Route Traffic Control Center
in Palmdale talk to pilots and other control centers.
on September 25, 2007, when a loud "ka-thunk" followed by a loud screeching sound emitted from speakers throughout the cavernous Air Route Traffic Control Center
(ARTCC) located in
The computerized radio system is used by controllers in the Los Angeles Air Route Traffic Control Center
in Palmdale to talk to pilots and other control centers.
According to The Associated Press, the outage at the Los Angeles Air Route Traffic Control Center
was reported shortly after 1730 local time on 18 July and it caused a shutdown of all telephone, electrical and radar functions.
One useful depiction is Air Route Traffic Control Center
(ARTCC, pronounced "artsy") boundaries.