Terminal Control Center

May 9, 2008 - 5:48am

Free Flight describes a future air-traffic environment where we will fly unrestricted “trajectories” from departure to destination, based on our choice of route, altitude, speed, ETD and ETA, and with controllers sitting quietly at their screens while they monitor our progress to ensure we don’t get too close to each other.

May 7, 2008 - 11:45am

“Grab your fast food and join us for lunch” was how the invitation opened. Personnel from the ATC center at Bradley International Airport (BDL) in, Windsor Locks, Conn., conducted a noon seminar on September 4, sponsored by Signature Flight Support and the New England Air Museum, where it was held.

May 6, 2008 - 11:13am

The long-delayed NTSB factual report on the Oct. 17, 2000, midair collision over Southern California’s San Fernando Valley not only states objectively what happened but indicates how accidents more often result from a chain of events and circumstances than from a single cause.

May 5, 2008 - 7:06am

The New York Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) and the New York Tracon will be combined into one building under an FAA plan to integrate air traffic services in the New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia metropolitan areas.

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.

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.

February 5, 2008 - 11:41am

The Transportation Department inspector general announced last month that the office will audit controller workload at the major ATC facilities in the Chicago metropolitan area, following reports of “staffing emergencies” at various ATC facilities. According to the DOT IG, the NTSB has cited controller fatigue as a potential contributing factor to controller operational error, which the Board called a “significant” aviation issue.

February 5, 2008 - 11:41am

The Transportation Department inspector general announced last month that the office will audit controller workload at the major ATC facilities in the Chicago metropolitan area, following reports of “staffing emergencies” at various ATC facilities. According to the DOT IG, the NTSB has cited controller fatigue as a potential contributing factor to controller operational error, which the Board called a “significant” aviation issue.

January 28, 2008 - 8:26am

PIPER PA-31T AND CESSNA 172P, DENVER, COLO., JAN. 24, 2003–Piper N360LL–registered to and operated by Lee Larson Aircraft Sales of Northglenn, Colo.–collided with a Cessna N52241 (registered to and operated by EDB Air of Englewood, Colo.) over Denver at approximately 5:22 p.m. MST.

January 28, 2008 - 8:26am

PIPER PA-31T AND CESSNA 172P, DENVER, COLO., JAN. 24, 2003–Piper N360LL–registered to and operated by Lee Larson Aircraft Sales of Northglenn, Colo.–collided with a Cessna N52241 (registered to and operated by EDB Air of Englewood, Colo.) over Denver at approximately 5:22 p.m. MST.

 
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