LIKE many other Air Traffic controllers, Michael Pearson was hired by the Federal Aviation Administration in the early 1980s to help replace more than 10,000 striking Air Traffic controllers who were fired en masse by President Ronald Reagan .A Scramble to Add Air Traffic Controllers

TOPEX , as a EUROCAE WG67 member, proved its experience in integrating VoIP in ATM industry taking part at the 2nd phase of Air Traffic Management VoIP Plugtests events organized by ETSI in Sophia Antipolis, France.TOPEX shows its contribution for the IP-technology improvement in ATM industry

Japan’s aviation authority issued a notice Friday to aircraft pilots and airline officials advising them to maintain vigilance with regard to possible antiballistic missiles when flying in select areas of Japanese airspace, local media reported.Japan issues aviation advisory over possible launch of antiballistic missiles

Japan’s aviation authority issued a notice Friday to aircraft pilots and airline officials advising them to maintain vigilance with regard to possible antiballistic missiles when flying in select areas of Japanese airspace.Japan News: Aviation advisory issued over possible launch of antiballistic missiles

Boat and plane owners upgrading their emergency beacons to newer technology may be tempted to toss their old ones in the nearest dumpster.Civil Air Patrol and AOPA urge responsible disposal of old ELT beacons

Tours are given of a 315-degree Adacel Systems Air Traffic control tower simulator at Valdosta Technical College Thursday before a ribbon cutting-ceremony. Members of Advanced ATC, Inc.ATC program starts

THE family home of rugby star William Ryder was destroyed by fire on Wednesday as police officers saved two pre-schoolers from the blaze.Online

National Express Group Plc will get government money to lease more carriages, particularly for the express line to London Stansted airport, in a sign that Britain may be willing to reset contracts to benefit train companies.National Express Wins U.K. Funding for Rail Expansion With Bombardier Cars

BRIEFING THE PRESS: From left, Dr Nick Fluck, Susan Todd of HM Coastguard, Assistant Chief Constable Colin Menzies, and Bill Munro of Bond Helicopters All 16 people on board a Super Puma helicopter were killed yesterday when it crashed into the sea just off the Aberdeenshire coast.Sixteen die as Super Puma plunges into the North Sea

NATIONAL Express has announced the appointment of a new chairman. John Devaney will take over as the full-time replacement for disgraced former chairman David Ross, who resigned last December following a shares and loans scandal.New boss for National Express

AC1 Jose Diaz, assigned to NAS Jacksonville Air Traffic Control Division, is nominated for the 2008 Vice Adm.2april09AC1Diaz-1.jpg

Widespread retirements of Air Traffic controllers and plans to update the traffic control system have prompted a hiring surge.A Scramble to Add Air Traffic Controllers (New York Times)

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ROME (Reuters) – Air France-KLM looked set to seal an alliance with Alitalia as rival Lufthansa backed away from taking a minority stake in the revamped Italian airline on Thursday after a three-month battle.Air France-KLM poised to clinch Alitalia alliance (Tiscali)