air traffic control

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2107 file photo, the air traffic control tower is in sight as a plane takes off from San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco. Aviation-safety officials say a close call last year highlights the need for faster reporting of dangerous incidents before evidence is lost. The National Transportation Safety Board issued a final report Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018  on the July 2017 close call in which an Air Canada jet nearly crashed into planes lined up on the ground at San Francisco International Airport. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

FAA calling on architects to come up with new air traffic control tower designs

The FAA is seeking new designs for control towers that are both functional and distinctive.

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Trump budget plan doubles down on government reorganization

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Sharon Pinkerton: Next generation air traffic control

The FAA has been promising the next generation air traffic control system for a decade. A few cities have it, but the roll-out has been slow. Some frustrated…

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Peter Dumont, President, Air Traffic Control Association

Members of Congress from both parties have signaled they’re ready to consider privatizing air traffic control, or at least changing how it’s funded. One…

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Air Force transferring air traffic control to locals in Iraq

The goal is to transition the airspace back to Iraqi control before the last plane carrying Americans takes off.

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