Shutdown made aviation less safe: NATCA chief

February 13, 2019 0

The recent 35-day government shutdown harmed aviation safety because it eroded the layers of critical elements necessary to support and maintain the safety of the National Airspace System (NAS), according to controllers’ union chief who […]


FAA halts flights in to LaGuardia due to ATC staffing

January 25, 2019 0

The Federal Aviation Administration is halting some flights into New York’s LaGuardia airport due to ATC staffing shortages at the Washington area contre centre caused by the ongoing government shutdown. The stop was ordered shortly […]


US aviation industry demand end to US Government shutdown

January 24, 2019 0

Unions representing air traffic controllers, pilots and flight attendants are demanding an end to the US Government shutdown, saying the “unprecedented” and “unconscionable” impasse could cause the country’s entire aviation system to break down. The […]


OPINION: Look North

January 16, 2019 0

Spinning off America’s air traffic control system from direct government control would immunise it from the shocks caused by government shutdowns, writes Christian Britschgi of the Reason Foundation.  One feelgood story making the rounds is […]


US air travel ‘less safe’ since government shutdown: NATCA

January 16, 2019 0

Air travel has become more dangerous due to the partial US government shutdown that began on December 22, a leader of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association said in an interview on Wednesday. “I would say [flying] is less safe today than it […]