Though overall employment of air traffic controllers
is projected to decline by 3 percent from 2010 to 2020, the number of new controllers is expected to rise due to retirements of current controllers.
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.
While the total air traffic volume nationwide has increased, the number of air traffic controllers
has nearly leveled off.
The tournament is a spin-off to a successful football tournament in Europe for air traffic controllers
, which has been held every year since 1968 and it is a major event on the social calendar brining together around 1,000 air traffic controllers
from across Europe as well as a couple of teams from the US.
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) recognises the profession of air traffic controllers
as stressogenic (Costa 1995).
To meet future air traffic controller
staffing requirements, the FAA needs to recruit individuals with the greatest potential for success in initial training and in the field, said Peter Wyman, Air Traffic/Aviation Management Program Coordinator for Southern New Hampshire University.
The air traffic controller
's union has threatened to step up action from Aug.
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.
Now that I have been on the outside for a few years I've come to some conclusions about what makes an air traffic controller
's job so stressful and hard on his health, and why money becomes such a bargaining chip.
ASDE-X is a traffic management system for the airport surface that will provide seamless coverage and aircraft identification (tags) to air traffic controllers
. The system uses a combination of surface movement radar, transponder multilateration and automatic dependent surveillance--broadcast (ADS-B) sensors to display aircraft position labeled with flight call-signs on air traffic controller
A RYANAIR R jet from Britain with 300 passengers aboard had to abandon a landing after the air traffic controller
failed to turn up.