Latest Air traffic control News

Air traffic controllers say co-pilot 'jumped' from plane

Aug. 02, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A 911 call from air traffic controllers suggests that a co-pilot may have jumped from a damaged plane before the other pilot made an emergency landing in North Carolina, according to a recording of the call that was released Tuesday. It's been unclear exactly...

United Airlines 2Q profit of $329M misses Wall Street target

Jul. 20, 2022 19:34 PM EDT

United Airlines said Wednesday that it earned $329 million in the second quarter as summer vacationers packed planes, but the results fell far short of Wall Street expectations due largely to soaring fuel prices. United said it will keep flying at current levels instead of growing...

500 flights scrapped in Italy by 4-hour aviation strikes

Jul. 17, 2022 12:39 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Several hundred flights were canceled in Italy on Sunday, a peak vacation travel day, because of four-hour walkouts involving employees of low-cost airlines as well as air traffic controllers. A union official, Fabrizio Cuscito, told Italian state TV that some 500...

All eyes on airlines as July Fourth holiday weekend nears

Jun. 30, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Airlines that have stumbled badly over the last two holidays face their biggest test yet of whether they can handle big crowds when July Fourth travelers mob the nation's airports this weekend. Problems were popping up well before the weekend, with some disruptions...

1st remote air traffic control center in US to be in Alabama

Jun. 03, 2022 21:34 PM EDT

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — A company is seeking to build the country’s first-ever remote air traffic control center, which could handle traffic for multiple airports, on the site of an old Air Force base in Alabama, a newspaper reports. Advanced ATC Inc., an air traffic control academy...

Flight cancellations pile up on busy Memorial Day weekend

May. 29, 2022 19:30 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Hundreds of flights worldwide were canceled by Sunday evening, adding to the mounting number of scrubbed flights during the busy Memorial Day holiday weekend in the U.S. About 1,460 flights had been canceled as of 7 p.m. EDT Sunday, according to flight tracking...

Air travelers face cancellations over Memorial Day weekend

May. 28, 2022 22:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend, the kickoff to the summer travel season. They're also dealing with a pileup of flight cancellations. More than 1,500 flights were canceled as of 9:50 p.m EDT Saturday, according to flight...

Passenger who landed plane says 'hand of God' was with him

May. 16, 2022 13:36 PM EDT

A Florida man with no flying experience who kept his cool while landing a small plane says “the hand of God” was with him after the pilot collapsed at the controls. Darren Harrison told NBC's “Today" show that he was relaxing with his feet up in the back of the single-engine...

Pilot down, passenger takes over with 'no idea how to fly'

May. 11, 2022 22:06 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A passenger with no flying experience radioed an urgent plea for help when the pilot of a small plane suddenly fell ill off Florida’s Atlantic coast, and was able to land the plane safely with the help of air traffic controllers. “I’ve got a...