Air Transport World

FAA.(North America Report)(Federal Aviation Administration to recruit air traffic controllers)(Brief Article)

FAA unveiled its new 10-year air traffic controller staffing plan, which calls for hiring 12,500 controllers over the period to cover projected retirements and turnover of 11,000. The agency said it plans to hire an additional 1,500 controllers to offset increases in traffic volume, an expected 5% training failure rate and the still higher-than-normal retirement rates beyond 2014. …

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