Tag: air traffic control

  • Fiscal Cliff Threatens 277,000 Federal Jobs

    Fiscal Cliff Threatens 277,000 Federal Jobs

    By Jennifer Liberto WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) -- Federal workers have weathered a two-year pay freeze, increased health insurance premiums, and threats of more cuts from Republicans. Now their jobs are in jeopardy. Some 277,000 workers -- 14% of the federal work force -- could lose their jobs in the next 12... Continue Reading

  • Watchdog: Air Traffic Controller Errors Soaring

    Watchdog: Air Traffic Controller Errors Soaring

    By Joan Lowy WASHINGTON (AP) -- Errors by air traffic controllers in the vicinity of airports as well as incidents in which there was an unauthorized plane, vehicle, or person on a runway have increased sharply, a government watchdog said in a report released Thursday. Continue Reading

  • Flying High: Jobs in the Aviation Industry

    Flying High: Jobs in the Aviation Industry

    Are you looking for a job in the aviation industry? Here's a little-known fact for you. On August 19th America celebrates National Aviation Day. You won't find a greeting card dedicated to this event but it's been observed on Orville Wright's birthday since 1939, when President Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed... Continue Reading

  • What's Really to Blame for Air Traffic Control's Increasing Errors

    What's Really to Blame for Air Traffic Control's Increasing Errors

    Asleep at the wheel has taken on all too real a meaning for American air traffic control. In addition to the high-profile aborted landing of an Air Force jet carrying Michelle Obama in April, the Federal Aviation Administration currently is investigating two cases of controllers sleeping on the job in January,... Continue Reading

  • Take Your Kid to Work ... Just Don't Let Him Direct Planes

    Take Your Kid to Work ... Just Don't Let Him Direct Planes

    We understand -- especially in this economy -- how school closings can wreak havoc with the best of a parent's intentions. Good babysitters are hard to come by, and they cost money. And you can't very well forgo a day's pay every time the weather gets iffy or the kids are home sick or off for winter break. So we... Continue Reading