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News Archive 2014

NATCA Congratulates AOPA On Its 75th Anniversary
Thu, May 15, 2014


NATCA Mourns Loss of Congressman Jim Oberstar, a True Champion of Aviation Safety
Sat, May 3, 2014


NATCA Column in April 2014 Issue of IFATCA Magazine
Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Please click HERE.


Houston controller, pilot, share their story today of a life saved in award-winning flight assist
Mon, Apr 7, 2014


NATCA Honors Members’ Finest Work at Annual Archie League Medal of Safety Awards Banquet
Wed, Mar 26, 2014

Nine flight assists from around the U.S. will be honored tonight at a special banquet marking the 10th annual Archie League Medal of Safety Awards, hosted by NATCA.


NATCA Statement on Teri Bristol’s Appointment as ATO COO
Fri, Mar 21, 2014

NATCA congratulates Teri Bristol on her appointment as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the FAA’s Air Traffic Organization (ATO).


Media Advisory: NATCA’s Annual Safety Conference Begins Monday; Live Webcast
Thu, Mar 20, 2014

Communicating for Safety (CFS), the aviation industry’s leading conference, will begin Monday, March 24 at noon PDT. Live webcast will be available.


NATCA STATEMENT: NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman Announces She is Leaving the Board
Tue, Mar 11, 2014

It has been a true honor and privilege for NATCA to have developed a close working relationship with Chairman Hersman and we will miss her.


NATCA Supports William J. Hughes Technical Center As Essential for Advancement of NextGen Modernization
Tue, Mar 11, 2014

NATCA National NextGen Representative Melvin Davis affirmed NATCA’s strong support for the FAA's William J. Hughes Technical Center as a facility to research, develop and test new systems related to NextGen modernization before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation.


Austin NATCA members guide small plane through storm to safe landing
Mon, Mar 3, 2014

Air traffic controllers’ quick thinking helped guide a small plane through severe weather and allowed the pilot to safely land at Austin’s international airport on Sunday, March 2. Read more HERE from The Associated Press.


NATCA President Paul Rinaldi column in February RTCA Newsletter
Wed, Feb 12, 2014

Please click HERE.


USA TODAY - Ask Air Traffic Control: Why are thunderstorms so dangerous?
Tue, Feb 11, 2014

Please click HERE to see the latest installment of our USA Today series; questions answered by NATCA Director of Safety and Technology Dale Wright.


Air Traffic Controllers Prepare for Super Bowl Weekend Traffic Surge
Fri, Jan 31, 2014

As the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks prepare for the big game this Sunday, air traffic controllers in the New York / New Jersey metropolitan area are preparing as well.


“Improving Government Through Labor-Management Cooperation and Employee Ingenuity"
Fri, Jan 24, 2014

A story from Jobs With Justice. Please click HERE.


NATCA's "Ask Air Traffic Control" Column in USA Today: Handling airlines and GA
Thu, Jan 16, 2014

The latest installment in our continuing series, featuring Director of Safety and Technology Dale Wright. This column's focus: "Handling airlines and general aviation." Please click HERE.