News tagged with air traffic controllers

Computer glitch disrupts US flights

A computer glitch at a California air traffic control center disrupted flights in the United States for about an hour Wednesday, authorities said.

dateMay 01, 2014 in Other
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MH370 should make us rethink how we monitor planes

Search ships may be honing in on the black box from missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 after weeks of searching. But whether they are successful or not, the difficulty they have encountered along the way ...

dateApr 09, 2014 in Other
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Technology hindered, helped search for Flight 370

The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has presented two tales of modern technology. The limitations of tracking and communications devices allowed the plane to vanish from sight for nearly three ...

dateMar 28, 2014 in Other
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Three pieces of evidence point to jet's takeover

There are three pieces of evidence that aviation safety experts say make it clear the missing Malaysia Airlines jet was taken over by someone who was knowledgeable about how the plane worked.

dateMar 16, 2014 in Other
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US suspects missing plane flew on for hours

US investigators suspect a missing Malaysian airliner was in the air for four hours after its last confirmed contact, and may have been diverted to an unknown location, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

dateMar 13, 2014 in Other
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Hard cold work and unsung science heroes

The Sierra went down over the Arctic Ocean, about 60 miles from the northernmost tip of North America. One moment the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with its 20-foot wingspan was up in the sky, gathering ...

dateOct 21, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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NASA: Sector 33 app

Welcome to Sector 33! – A new air traffic control game for iOS and Android mobile devices.

dateSep 23, 2013 in Software
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The limits of phenomenology

What's wrong with the science of science? Do the methods we use to explore new innovations in psychology, drug testing and engineering design really work? A new paper has troubling answers: Big Data isn't ...

dateAug 22, 2013 in Computer Sciences
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Toward harmonised aircraft communication

A key requirement for aircraft security is an efficient and modern communication network. The procedure carried out before each take-off requires input by multiple individuals at each stage. A fail in communication ...

dateAug 02, 2013 in Telecom
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