On Wednesday, the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists union
partnered with the National Air Traffic Controllers Association in
saying despite a rosy picture painted Tuesday by the
FAA, the agency's upgraded Telecommunications
Infrastructure network (FTI) is unreliable, lacks suitable backups,
and continues to be a source of "great frustration and deep
concern" for FAA technicians and air traffic controllers who must
deal with it.
Flying used to fire the imagination in a major way and heroes were
made of this. Those early pilots were unmistakably remarkable
people, did not one but several remarkable things, and best of all,
they wrote about it.
A double lever in an aircraft control system used to change the
direction of motion. Bell cranks are often used in the aileron
system of an airplane to change span-wise movement of a push-pull
rod into a fore and aft movement of the control rod which raises or
lowers the aileron.
"These lights add another layer to the safety systems
designed to keep our runways safe. They will keep pilots focused
and make our runways safer."
Source: FAA Acting Administrator Robert
Sturgell. Technology that warns pilots about potential runway
safety hazards will be installed and tested at Boston Logan
International Airport under a partnership between the Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Massachusetts Port Authority