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FAA: Controllers working exhausting schedule

Air traffic controllers are at greater risk for fatigue, errors and accidents because they work schedules known as “rattlers” that make it likely they'll get little or no sleep before overnight shifts, according to a government-sponsored report.

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Lawmakers urge delay in control tower furloughs

WASHINGTON — As airport delays spread across the country, members of Congress on Tuesday urged the administration to postpone the furloughing of air traffic controllers to give the White House and Congress time to find a less painful way of ...

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Better information needed to prevent tarmac delays

WASHINGTON — Federal officials say they are considering ways to better share information among airlines, airports and air traffic controllers to prevent passengers from becoming trapped for hours on tarmacs during bad weather. Federal Aviation Administrator Randy Babbitt told an ...

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More to FAA shutdown than air service subsidies

WASHINGTON — On the surface, the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration is about whether to cut $16 million in air service subsidies, a pretty small amount in this town. Underneath are layers upon layers of political gamesmanship that, ...

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Medevac crash survivor sues federal govt. for $50M

GREENBELT — The sole survivor of a 2008 Maryland medevac crash is suing the federal government for $50 million. The suit filed on behalf of Jordan Wells last week in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt alleges Federal Aviation Administration air ...

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