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July 01, 2023

DoT Publishes Report on ATC Staffing Woes

Post-Pandemic Levels of Traffic Aren't Seeing Pre-Pandemic Staffing

A disconcerting report from the Department of Transportation's Office of the Inspector General reviewed a few ongoing problems in the ATC network, pointing to staffing challenges and an uncertain training pipeline as chief concerns. The FAA made "limited efforts to ensure adequate controller staffing at critical air traffic control facilities," began the findings brief.

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Lockheed Shows off Prepar3D Ver. 6

Flight Simulation for Training, Familiarization, Professional Use Slated for July Release

Lockheed Martin unveiled its next iteration of Prepar3D, the brand's professional-grade flight simulation software. The improved program "allows users to create training scenarios across aviation, maritime and ground domains. It has been used for a wide range of learning scenarios including vehicle procedures training, cockpit familiarization, flight planning, air traffic controller training and emergency response preparation in the commercial, academic, professional and military instruction environments."

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