FAA Has Trouble Successfully Firing Air Traffic Controllers

FAA Has Trouble Successfully Firing Air Traffic Controllers

When you’re an Air Traffic Controller who gets fired, there’s a 40 percent chance you’ll manage to keep your job or retire on your own terms. The Federal Aviation Administration has trouble ridding itself of workers it accuses of screwing up, including two-thirds of those it tries to fire for using drugs or alcohol on the job. [More]

Air Traffic Controller Suspended For Watching Movie Instead Of Radar

Air Traffic Controller Suspended For Watching Movie Instead Of Radar

The FAA may have enacted changes intended to keep air traffic controllers from falling asleep on the job, but there is still the problem of those conscious controllers who aren’t doing the job they were hired to do — like the one in Ohio who was just exiled from the control tower for watching a movie instead of the radar screen. [More]

FAA Makes Changes To Keep Air Traffic Controllers From Falling Asleep On The Job

FAA Makes Changes To Keep Air Traffic Controllers From Falling Asleep On The Job

Following a rash of incidents — like this one and this one — where air traffic controllers were caught snoozing on the job, the Federal Aviation Administration has issued some new rules that will hopefully give the controllers more rest and more supervision. [More]

Another Day, Another Air Traffic Controller Asleep On The Job

Another Day, Another Air Traffic Controller Asleep On The Job

The Air Traffic Controller Sleeping Epidemic of 2011 continues. Yet another worker responsible for keeping planes from crashing into one another has fallen asleep on the job, with the FAA investigating yet again. [More]

2nd Air Traffic Controller Could Be Fired For Snoozing On The Job

2nd Air Traffic Controller Could Be Fired For Snoozing On The Job

The second air traffic controller in a month could lose his job for catching some z’s up in the tower. FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt told Congress that the controller was “found intentionally sleeping.” What defines “intentional sleeping?” He had cushions and a blanket, meaning he brought materials to work with him to help him sleep. [More]

Interview With An Air Traffic Controller

Interview With An Air Traffic Controller

With morale among overworked and poorly supported air-traffic controllers bottoming out, “a combination of fatigue and frustration is laying a dangerous groundwork,” reports Time magazine.

AT&T To Blame For Memphis Air Traffic Control Snafu

AT&T To Blame For Memphis Air Traffic Control Snafu

AT&T manages the phone line that went out at a Memphis air traffic control center Tuesday, causing massive delays nationwide.

Air Traffic Is A Pile Of White Dots

Air Traffic Is A Pile Of White Dots

Is it any wonder air traffic controllers have such difficulty keeping planes from scraping each other’s bellies?