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In the wake of several high-profile incidents where air traffic controllers were caught falling asleep while working, the FAA has decided to change its work rules. But it still won't allow controllers to take naps. Why not? "On my watch, controllers will ...
Gizmodo · 4/18/2011
It's a national emergency: air traffic controllers have fallen asleep in Reno, Washington, and several other cities. Planes carrying severely ill patients arrive at airports where "nobody" is in charge. The government head of air traffic control has been ...
The Huffington Post · 4/18/2011
When air traffic controllers nap while on duty, nothing good can come of this. A passenger plane coming in for a landing had to abort the landing. They were forced to climb back up to 3,000-feet when the pilot's three attempts to contact air traffic ...
Examiner · 8/20/2014
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Air traffic controllers napping in the tower forced a China Eastern Airlines passenger plane to abort its night-time descent into a Wuhan airport, an investigation report found. The incident, which took place on July 8, is the third mishap in two months ...
News Max · 8/20/2014
Acute staffing shortage, failure to deploy next generation air-ground communications and improve air traffic control infrastructure have impacted ... adding that they didn’t have time to sleep or spend time with their families when the devastating ...
Himalayan Times · 5/17/2015
During his story today on Morning Edition about the half-dozen incidents in recent weeks when air traffic controllers were reportedly asleep on the job as passenger jets came in for late-night landings at major airports, NPR's Brian Naylor reported that ...
NPR News · 4/19/2011
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood missed his wake-up call after air traffic controllers were caught sleeping on the job. His stance on what will rectify the problem falls short of what is needed to make a difference. There have been at least eight ...
Philadelphia Daily News · 4/20/2011
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. government said Sunday it is giving air traffic controllers an extra hour off between shifts so they don't doze off at work, a problem that stretches back decades. But officials rejected the remedy that sleep experts say would make a ...
Winnipeg Free Press · 4/18/2011
BEIJING (Reuters) - A China Eastern Airlines Corp passenger plane that had started its night-time descent into a Wuhan airport was forced to abort its landing after air traffic controllers had dozed off, an investigation report found. The incident ...
The Business Insider · 8/19/2014