Air Traffic Organization

May 8, 2008 - 6:31am

Although the bill is called the Aviation Industry and Reform Act and is designed to give more financial relief to the airline industry, H.R.5506 also contains provisions
to reform some parts of the FAA and exempts some foreign pilots who come to the
U.S. for recurrent training from undergoing Justice Department background checks.

May 5, 2008 - 6:33am

National Air Traffic Controllers Association (Natca) president Patrick Forrey raised more than a few eyebrows in a recent speech at the Washington Aero Club, calling on Congress to order an immediate, comprehensive evaluation of the NextGen ATC system before any more funds are expended.

May 1, 2008 - 12:13pm

The FAA has criticized the airlines for failing to equip their aircraft with the latest on-board weather technology, thereby limiting the amount of relevant data pilots receive. The agency commended general aviation, however, for embracing new technologies that will be an integral part of the NextGen air transportation system.

April 30, 2008 - 10:10am

The next-generation ATC system (NextGen) will not be turned on instantly with the flip of a switch but rather will evolve over a period of years as components already developed become more predictive and repeatable.

April 29, 2008 - 10:09am

A DOT Inspector General report published late last week reveals that FAA managers at the Dallas-Fort Worth Tracon “routinely” and “intentionally” misclassified operational errors and deviations as pilot errors or non-events. The report was prompted by whistleblower allegations that management was covering up operational errors and deviations.

April 3, 2008 - 12:05pm

The FAA and the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (Natca) earlier this week signed an agreement to create an Air Traffic Safety Action Program (ATSAP), which is designed to “foster a voluntary, cooperative, non-punitive environment for the open reporting of safety-of-flight concerns by employees of the FAA.” Under the ATSAP, all parties will have access to valuable safety information, which will be analyzed to develop skill enhancem

April 2, 2008 - 10:08am

The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) has selected the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Team of public and private sector groups as the 2007 recipient of the Collier Trophy.

April 1, 2008 - 7:18am

A group of personal air transport providers has asked the Joint Planning and Development Office (JPDO) to accelerate the pace of implementation of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen), currently scheduled to become fully operational by about 2025.

March 28, 2008 - 6:24am

The Transportation Department’s inspector general issued a report last month that contradicts general aviation’s claim that GA operators are only marginal airspace users. However, the report did support the assertion that GA user groups tend to avoid the large primary metropolitan airports.

February 21, 2008 - 9:03am

To streamline the application process for air traffic controllers, the FAA has created consolidated screening and testing centers to provide “one-stop shopping” for prospective employees. According to the agency, consolidating security clearances, medical screenings and fingerprinting allows it to slash weeks off the application process.

 
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