The Federal Aviation Administration should take steps to attract and retain experienced Air Traffic controllers to ensure adequate staffing at Los Angeles International Airport and the Southern California Terminal Radar Approach Control facility, according to a government audit.Report: Trainees Fill Local Air Traffic Control Ranks

The Air Traffic control facility that guides planes into and out of Southern California airports, including LAX, relies heavily on inexperienced trainees, according to a report from the U.S. Transportation Department inspector general.SoCal Air Traffic relies on trainees

It was a secret mission, set up by the Department of Defense and coordinated with the Federal Aviation Administration.White House photo op sparks panic

A government report says the nation’s busiest Air Traffic control facility in Southern California relies heavily on inexperienced trainees, who are expected to make up more than 40 percent of controllers there later this year.SoCal Air Traffic Facilities Rely On Trainees

In the continuing war of words between NATCA and the FAA, the controllers union is claiming that a report released by the DoT Inspector General on the critical Air Traffic controller staffing issues at three major California FAA facilities vindicates what the National Air Traffic Controllers Association has long said about the safety concerns that …NATCA Claims IG Staffing Report Validates Their Concerns

The nation’s busiest air-traffic-control facility in Southern California relies heavily on inexperienced trainees, who are expected to make up more than 40 percent of controllers there later this year, according to a report released yesterday.Inexperienced trainees directing Calif. Air Traffic

Monday’s military photo-op involving a low-flying airliner over New York City was: FederalA officials knew a flyover in lower Manhattan could spark chaos and panic in the streets below – but they did it anyway.Scare in air? No biggie

In this image, taken with a cell phone by Jason McLane, the primary presidential aircraft, a Boeing 747 known as Air Force One when the president is aboard, flies low over New York Harbor, followed by an F-16 chase plane during a federal government photo op today.Air Force One photo op over N.Y. Harbor came without warning, Corzine says

More trainees are working at important Air Traffic control facilities in California, and those airports are relying increasingly on overtime employees, according to a new report from the Transportation Department’s inspector general.Transportation IG urges better training for novice Air Traffic controllers

” Federal inspectors on Monday reported a growing shortage of experienced controllers at the Air Traffic approach facility in Miramar, the nation’s busiest, prompting safety concerns.Miramar Air Traffic trusting in trainees

A rising number of inexperienced Air Traffic controllers are staffing the tower at Los Angeles International Airport and two radar control facilities in California, according to a study released Monday.20% of Air Traffic controllers at LAX are trainees, study says

A A A’ The nation’s busiest Air Traffic control facility in Southern California relies heavily on inexperienced trainees, who are expected to make up more than 40 percent of controllers there later this year, according to a report released Monday.California Air Traffic facilities rely on trainees – AP

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The IG found a whopping 32-percent decline in the number of fully trained and certified controllers at the Southern California Terminal Radar Approach Control Facility – the nation’s busiest such facility.Inspector General Staffing Report Validates NATCA’s Concerns

Rising concerns over Swine Influenza could have a significant impact on international airline traffic, which declined by 11% last month compared to March 2008, the International Air Transport Association reported today.IATA: Swine Flu Could Further Hurt Air Traffic