News tagged with air traffic controllers

Designing tomorrow's air traffic control systems

On a good day, flying can be a comfortable and efficient way to travel. But all too often, weather or overcbooking can cause delays that ripple through the system, inducing missed flights, anxiety, discomfort ...

Oct 15, 2014
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Drones left out of air traffic plans

Designers of the ambitious U.S. air traffic control system of the future neglected to take drones into account, raising questions about whether it can handle the escalating demand for the unmanned aircraft ...

Sep 24, 2014
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Here's how you find out who shot down MH17

More than a month has passed since Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed with the loss of all 298 lives on board. But despite the disturbances at the crash site near the small town of Grabovo, near Donetsk ...

Aug 20, 2014
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US air controllers still challenged for sleep

(AP)—U.S. air traffic controllers are still working schedules that make it likely they will get little or no sleep before overnight shifts, more than three years after a series of incidents involving controllers ...

Jun 13, 2014
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After long wait, Malaysia releases jet data

Close to three months after the Malaysian jetliner disappeared, the government on Tuesday released reams of raw satellite data it used to determine that the flight ended in the southern Indian Ocean, a step ...

May 27, 2014
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Prioritising trains next?

A new tool could put a delayed train back on schedule. The Traffic Control Centre in Stavanger in Norway is currently testing the tool that will provide an optimum solution in just a few seconds.

May 20, 2014
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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.

May 01, 2014
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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 ...

Apr 09, 2014
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