September 14, 2006 - 7:45am

The DOT Inspector General is auditing the FAA’s progress in implementing its plan to hire approximately 12,500 new controllers to replace those expected to leave over the next 10 years. In December 2004 the FAA issued the first in a series of annual reports outlining its plans for addressing that challenge.

September 11, 2006 - 9:56am

In the aftermath of the standoff between the FAA and the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) over a new contract, the union’s rank-and-file elected Cleveland en route center controller Pat Forrey president, ousting two-term president John Carr.