National Air Traffic Controllers Association

February 4, 2008 - 6:10am

With the major airlines toppling in all directions, and the opportunities there for young pilots diminishing rapidly, maybe thinking about a different career in aviation might be beneficial. If so, becoming an FAA air traffic controller could be worth investigating. Compared with wage scales young pilots may be more familiar with, controller pay is pretty attractive.

February 4, 2008 - 6:10am

With the major airlines toppling in all directions, and the opportunities there for young pilots diminishing rapidly, maybe thinking about a different career in aviation might be beneficial. If so, becoming an FAA air traffic controller could be worth investigating. Compared with wage scales young pilots may be more familiar with, controller pay is pretty attractive.

January 21, 2008 - 11:19am

Even before Jane Garvey took the helm of the FAA nearly six years ago, she made the pilgrimage to Oshkosh for the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual gathering at Wittman Regional Airport. That journey would continue throughout her five-year term, and it helped to win over many of her early skeptics.

January 21, 2008 - 11:19am

Even before Jane Garvey took the helm of the FAA nearly six years ago, she made the pilgrimage to Oshkosh for the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual gathering at Wittman Regional Airport. That journey would continue throughout her five-year term, and it helped to win over many of her early skeptics.

January 21, 2008 - 5:35am

Once the ATC system began to recover from the 1981 Professional Air Traffic Controllers (PATCO) strike and the demand for services once more began to rise, the FAA seized an opportunity to partner with the private sector for those badly needed services and created the Federal Contract Tower (FCT) program in an attempt to save bundles of cash and manpower.

January 21, 2008 - 5:35am

Once the ATC system began to recover from the 1981 Professional Air Traffic Controllers (PATCO) strike and the demand for services once more began to rise, the FAA seized an opportunity to partner with the private sector for those badly needed services and created the Federal Contract Tower (FCT) program in an attempt to save bundles of cash and manpower.

January 15, 2008 - 6:32am

New FAA Administrator Marion Blakey apparently wants to continue the cooperative relationship with the nation’s air traffic controllers that was fostered by her predecessor.

January 10, 2008 - 5:13am

News that the FAA intends to declare ATC a “commercial activity” is not sitting well with the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (Natca), the union that represents the nation’s controllers and other FAA workers in the ATC system.

January 4, 2008 - 6:01am

Air traffic controllers at the FAA’s 20 contiguous en route centers are now able to see more accurate, timely weather information on the same display that shows aircraft position data, which the agency claims will reduce the potential for weather-related accidents and lessen the effect of weather on airspace efficiency.

December 28, 2007 - 4:10am

As a new year begins, AIN’s editors reflect on the past year and the people and events that shaped the industry and filled these pages. Unlike previous years, when new-product announcements took center stage, last year industry issues–such as FAA funding, operational control of charter flights and the environment–garnered the lion’s share of attention and likely will continue to do so in the coming years.

 
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