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Flights are being halted at 2 major airports in Texas to disinfect an air traffic control centre where 2 workers tested positive for COVID-19 this week

The Federal Aviation Administration issued a ground stop for flights departing and arriving into Dallas while a facility is being cleaned after two workers tested positive for COVID-19 this week. Flights are also temporarily barred from landing or taking off from any airport under the airspace, which extends across Northern […]
Flights are being halted at 2 major airports in Texas to disinfect an air traffic control centre where 2 workers tested positive for COVID-19 this week
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17 air traffic control centres have been temporarily closed after workers tested positive for coronavirus, highlighting a vulnerability in air travel

Numerous Federal Aviation Administration air traffic controllers have tested positive for COVID-19, leading to the temporary closure of facilities for cleaning. Eleven sites across the country, including at major airports in New York, Chicago, and Las Vegas, have been temporarily closed for cleaning, affected flight operations. Some facilities have been […]
17 air traffic control centres have been temporarily closed after workers tested positive for coronavirus, highlighting a vulnerability in air travel
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Bad air traffic control procedures in Florida are creating ‘hazardous’ risks of mid-air plane collisions, according to a whistle-blower complaint that was confirmed by investigators

Air traffic controllers at a Florida station have been non-compliant with FAA safety standards, according to a whistle blower. When managers found out, they changed the station’s standard operating procedures, instead of taking corrective action, according to a new report from the US Office of Special Counsel (OSC). An FAA […]
Bad air traffic control procedures in Florida are creating ‘hazardous’ risks of mid-air plane collisions, according to a whistle-blower complaint that was confirmed by investigators
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What aeroplane turbulence is, and why it’s no big deal

Aeroplane turbulence may seem like the end of the road, but, statistically, there is no data of a plane crash caused by turbulence. Here’s why turbulence is caused, and why it shouldn’t stop you from booking your next flight. Following is a transcript of the video. Why turbulence is no […]
What aeroplane turbulence is, and why it’s no big deal