The median annual wage of air traffic controllers
was $108,040 in May 2010.
That July 3, PATCO conducted "Operation Air Safety," illustrating both the absurdity of some of the regulations to which air traffic controllers
were supposed to adhere as well as the power of the new organization to slow down air travel.
Department of Labor projects that employment of air traffic controllers
will grow by 13 percent from 2008 to 2018.
In fact, several other countries, including Germany, Japan, Canada, France and Australia, allow their air traffic controllers
to take naps during breaks.
The two were the first air traffic controllers
to be indicted over a near miss.
However, many studies have shown the existence of a link between the work of air traffic controllers
and the symptoms caused by stress: chronic fatigue, headache, digestive disorder, cardiovascular disorder, etc.
The management has reportedly said that the sickness absence is likely industrial action by the air traffic controllers
, while the union has rejected this claim.
air traffic controllers
union also opposed privatization, but their Canadian counterparts are eager to leave government service.
A RYANAIR jet carrying more than 300 passengers had to abandon a landing after the air traffic controller
forgot to turn up for work.
A language-related miscommunication between the captain of a Qantas Airways jetliner and a Japanese air traffic controller
caused an emergency evacuation at Kansai International Airport in August 2005, injuring nine people, a transport ministry panel said Friday.
As we indicated in our initial proposals, legislative progress must be accompanied by enhanced social dialogue and a valorisation of the profession of air traffic controller
in Europe", she declared.