U.S. air traffic controllers face sleeping

U.S. air traffic controllers face sleeping

Miami : FL : USA | Apr 17, 2011 at 12:02 PM PDT
Views: Pending
Air traffic control chief resigns
U.S. aviation authorities have suspended an air traffic controller on duty early Saturday morning who had fallen asleep.

Reported that the news channel CNN.

Air traffic, according to a preliminary examination was not in danger. The traffic did not miss calls, according to aviation authorities. During the incident in the spring air traffic control in Miami were still twelve other controllers and two supervisors are present.

The authorities say it is the seventh time this year that a traffic falls asleep. Last week got the chief of the U.S. air traffic control, Hank Krakowski, in response to the incidents.

The FAA Aviation Authority announced that the grids of the controllers are adjusted to ensure that people are so tired they fall asleep.

1 of 1
The incident comes after an FAA report in February showed an alarming jump between 2007 and 2010 in air-traffic errors
The incident comes after an FAA report in February showed an alarming jump between 2007 and 2010 in air-traffic errors
sharinaz is based in Karāchi, Sind, Pakistan, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
Report Credibility
  • Clear
  • Share:
  • Share
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear

News Stories

  • U.S. eyes changes after alarming air traffic control naps

      Leader Post Online
    Federal Aviation Administration announced Saturday it is overhauling work rotations of air traffic controllers after yet another controller fell asleep on a midnight shift. The FAA said it will prohibit "scheduling practices that have been identified...
  • No-Doze: Feds Take On Sleepy Air Controllers

    Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, right, is shown here at a news conference in Allentown, Pa., March 4. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Sunday announced new safety changes for air traffic controllers after a string of them were caught...
  • U.S. air traffic controllers to get more time off between shifts

    The U.S. government said air traffic controllers would have more time to rest between shifts under new work rules announced Sunday, while Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood made clear he won't tolerate sleeping on duty despite studies and expert...
  • Babbitt Speaks on Air Traffic Issues

    Federal Aviation Administration head Randy Babbitt voiced his anger over recent incidents of controllers sleeping on the job as he met with air traffic controllers in Atlanta Monday. "I take that blemish both personally and professionally. None of us...
  • Air Controllers To Get More Rest Between Shifts

    The government has come out with new scheduling rules to give air traffic controllers more time to rest between shifts. The Federal Aviation Administration has acknowledged there's a widespread problem with tired controllers. In recent weeks there...
  • FAA Tackles Fatigue Problem

      Asian Wall Street Journal
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with senior Japanese leaders to express sympathy with Japan's people and support for its economy after last month's devastating earthquake and tsunami, and announced a public-private partnership to help Japan's...





More From Allvoices

Related People

Report Your News Got a similar story?
Add it to the network!

Or add related content to this report

Most Commented Reports

Use of this site is governed by our Terms of Use Agreement and Privacy Policy.

© Allvoices, Inc. 2008-2014. All rights reserved. Powered by PulsePoint.