July 15, 2024 6:50 am

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Move to increase air traffic controllers through college programs

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is working to accelerate its training and hiring of air traffic controllers through an Enhanced Air Traffic-Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI) program.    “Hiring more air traffic controllers is a priority,” said FAA Administrator Mike Whitaker. “We need more entry points for controller candidates and this enhanced college controller training […]

Missing bolts in door plug installation of Alaska flight 1282 led to blowout, NTSB finds

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WASHINGTON D.C.—The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), on February 6, released its preliminary findings in the Alaska Airlines Flight 1282 incident involving a mid-cabin door blowing off mid-flight on January 5, 2024. In that report it was found that four key bolts were missing from the cabin door, which prevent upward movement to the aircraft’s […]

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