National Air Traffic Controllers Association

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FAA controllers still working ‘rattler’ schedules

WASHINGTON (AP) — Air traffic controllers are still working schedules known as “rattlers” that make it likely they’ll get little or no sleep before overnight shifts, more than three years after a series of incidents […]


Capt. Oscar Vela stands on a rooftop at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Air traffic control modernization hits turbulence

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten years after Congress gave the go-ahead to modernize the nation’s air traffic control system, one of the government’s most ambitious and complex technology programs is in trouble. The Next Generation Air […]


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White House says it’s open to fix on FAA furloughs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure, the White House signaled Wednesday it might accept legislation eliminating FAA furloughs blamed for lengthy flight delays for airline passengers, while leaving the rest of $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts in place.


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Report: Spending cuts could force runway closures

WASHINGTON (AP) — Air traffic controllers are warning that automatic spending cuts could force some of the nation’s busiest airports to close runways, causing widespread flight delays and cancellations.


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Administration warns of impact of broad budget cut

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is painting a dire portrait of the many ways the public will feel the effects of automatic federal spending cuts due to begin March 1.



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