It’s turning out to be a record year for flight delays, and the effects are being felt here in central Pennsylvania.Record Flight Delays (WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg)

No time to snoozeNorman Transcript, OK – 57 minutes agoSeveral flights of stairs and 22 steps up a spiral staircase lead to the much cooler space of the airport?s Air Traffic Control tower, perched about 100 …No time to snooze – Norman Transcript

LEEDS Bradford Airport twice temporarily “closed” last week because of a shortage of Air Traffic Control cover, the YEP can reveal. (11/08/2007 10:15:06)‘You can’t land here, the airport’s closed’ (Leeds Today)

Twelve hours. Four hundred flights. Zero communication. Lady Luck, rather than an on-ground tech tool, helped avert a mid-air collision over Calcutta as key communication gadgets at the airport went on the …Airport link failure put craft at risk

What, if anything, are airlines doing this summer to ease the pain of flying? When you tally up their efforts, the sum seems to be not enough, given almost daily horror stories. I queried several carriers by e-mail and phone as to what they were doing to help their passengers. Here’s what some of them had to say:Airline updates (AM New York)

AAI joins hands with German specialists to replace obsolete air communication network with state-of-the-art messaging system In a move that will catapult Mumbai-and India-in the league of aviation biggies, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has roped in German Air Traffic Control (ATC) specialists COMSOFT to undertake the installation of an aeronautical message handling system (AMHS) at the …Technology upgrade to make Mumbai ATC national gateway (Indian Express via Yahoo! India News)

Miami Herald – The pilots say Northwest should hire more pilots. And, despite all the hassles of post-9/11 air travel, airlines are seeing a surge in passengers, straining the carriers, the air-traffic control system and some airports. The airlines try to deflect …Fliers need relief from `summer of hell’

Concerning Ann McFeatters’ column, “Bush should be impeached if soldiers’ care not improved,” I guess whatever works removing this criminal.Impeachment too good for all of them

Already dealing with a shaky local economy, one popular business arena in Michigan may be saddled with an additional hindrance as federal proposals to modernize the Federal Aviation Administration and refinance …General aviation

Archives Marketplace Syndication Shopping Mi 17 Forced Landing on NH28 Creates Fresh Trouble for Lalu Pratyush , New Delhi, INDIA 33 min ago The Indian Air Force helicopter landing on the National Highway may …Mi 17 forced landing on NH28 creates fresh trouble for Lalu

Associated Press – August 10, 2007 1:25 PM ET AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. (AP) – Air traffic controllers at Spokane International Airport are moving to a new, taller tower that will allow them to…New Air Traffic Control tower opens at Spokane International Airport (KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities)

June air delays pile high, with JFK the worstSalt Lake Tribune, United States – Aug 9, 2007"We continue to note the Northeast is particularly hampered by the antiquated [Air Traffic Control] system, as well as disproportionate corporate jet …June air delays pile high, with JFK the worst – Salt Lake Tribune