June 15, 2016: Trish Gilbert in The Hill – “Air traffic control staffing shortage must be addressed”
THE HILL: Column – “Air traffic control staffing shortage must be addressed”
June 15, 2016
By Trish Gilbert, NATCA Executive Vice President
Our nation’s air traffic control (ATC) system relies on a well-trained, highly qualified workforce. Air traffic controllers must work rapidly and efficiently under tremendous stress while maintaining complete concentration. Controllers guide 70,000 flights a day in the U.S. while ensuring that 736 million passengers a year arrive at their destinations safely.
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