Notes Number Of Experienced Controllers At 15-Year Low
You knew this was coming. Hot on the heels of the FAA's
announcement last week the agency had exceeded its air traffic
controller staffing targets for Fiscal Year 2007, the National Air
Traffic Controllers Association notes it's not the number of new
hires that should concern the FAA, and air travelers... but rather
the dearth of experienced controllers at the helm.
Just when you start to think airport security can't get any more
absurd... Tempers flared in a screening line at New York's
LaGuardia Airport Saturday, when passengers were kept standing in
line for hours due to an equipment malfunction.
When it comes to the safety of air travel... what you don't
know, may frighten the hell out of you. And that's why NASA is
keeping mum on the results of its recent, unprecedented national
survey of pilots' top safety concerns.
BAE 146 regional jets are back in the news, after a member of
the British parliament suggested the defense company had a secret
deal between British Aerospace Regional Aircraft, East West
Airlines, and Ansett Transport Industries, according to the London