Texas Academy Sued By Would-Be Controllers | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

AMA Drone Report

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday

Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI

Airborne On ANN

AMA 07.20.17

Airborne 07.17.17

Airborne 07.18.17

Airborne 07.19.17

Airborne 07.20.17

Airborne 07.21.17

Airborne-Unmanned 07.18.17

Airborne-YouTube

AMA 07.20.17

Airborne 07.17.17

Airborne 07.18.17

Airborne 07.19.17

Airborne 07.20.17

Airborne 07.21.17

Airborne-Unmanned 07.18.17

NEW!!! 2017 AirVenture Innovation Preview -- YouTube Presentation / Vimeo Presentation

Sun, Jan 01, 2012

Texas Academy Sued By Would-Be Controllers

Division Of L-3 Accused Of False Placement Promises

Not so long ago, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) was hounding the FAA over its failure to attract an adequate number of recruits to replace retiring air traffic controllers. The union hyperbole reached the point of calling news conferences to declare a "staffing emergency," and the FAA opened consideration to controller candidates without college degrees.

Thirteen plaintiffs have now filed suit against the Link Simulation & Training Air Traffic Control Academy, based in Dennison, TX, claiming they were charged $41,000 each for training which promised the first 100 graduates would be hired by the FAA as controllers. At one time, given the publicity surrounding the controller shortage, that may have been a plausible claim.

The Dallas Business Journal reports the lawsuit specifically charges, "To date, not a single student has received a job offer as promised. In fact, plaintiffs have learned that the FAA never made the agreement represented by the defendants. Furthermore, plaintiffs have learned that their training received at the Academy is insufficient, by itself, to even qualify them to work in a FAA air traffic control tower."

The academy's official website now promises only that the school "provides you the quickest route to attain your FAA Control Tower Operator certificate. Graduates have the opportunity to attain their Control Tower Operator certificate in less than one year. Annual starting salary for an FAA air traffic controller is approximately $40,000. While the Link Simulation & Training Air Traffic Control Academy cannot guarantee employment, the air traffic control field represents one of the best paying careers not requiring a four year degree."

The academy is a division of L-3 Communications, which the paper says could not be reached for comment. The lawsuit has been filed in federal court in Dallas. Fort Worth personal injury specialists Greg Jackson and Jim Zadeh are reportedly representing the defendants.

FMI: www.link.com/ATC/

Advertisement

More News

AMA Drone Report 07.20.17: FAST Drones, GeoFencing, Certified Drone Photographer

Also: SureFly Helicopter Concept, 'Design a Drone', Raleigh v Drones, Aero-TV: AMA's David Mathewson The Drone Racing League recently tested the fastest racing drone, and set the G>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 07.18.17: Moon Express, DJI Drone Hacks, Airdog Sports-Drone

Also: Ride Sharing, Indago UAS, S Korean Tiltrotor UAV, Drone Simulators, Airborne-Unmanned This is SERIOUS Unmanned Vehicle technology! Moon Express, one of the competitors in the>[...]

Airborne 07.21.17: TruTrak Completes STC!, SureFly Helicopter, TDRS-M Satellite

Also: Oshkosh Airshows!, M400 Skycar Baloney, Apollo-Era Computers, Rockwell Collins TDR-94Ds, CAAS-EASA, Vega Prepared TruTrak Flight Systems has completed the STC of the Vizion a>[...]

Airborne 07.20.17: ForeFlight Scout, Airbus SAGITTA UAV, Privatization Fight

Also: NASA P2006T, Robert Sumwalt, First FL Legacy 500, Tuskegee Airmen, New RAF Trainer, VFA-115 ForeFlight has announced the availability of Scout, a portable, dual-band ADS-B re>[...]

Airborne 07.21.17: TruTrak Completes STC!, SureFly Helicopter, TDRS-M Satellite

Also: Oshkosh Airshows!, M400 Skycar Baloney, Apollo-Era Computers, Rockwell Collins TDR-94Ds, CAAS-EASA, Vega Prepared TruTrak Flight Systems has completed the STC of the Vizion a>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2017 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC