Latest Air traffic control News

Flights resume at London's Gatwick Airport

Jul. 10, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — London's Gatwick Airport says flights have resumed after "an air traffic control systems issue" temporarily halted all takeoffs and landings. The airport advised passengers in a tweet Wednesday night to "check the status of your flight with your airline before travelling to the airport, as we...

Report: Dubai plane that crashed followed others too closely

Jun. 23, 2019 9:23 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A plane involved in a fatal crash that killed four people working on improvements at Dubai International Airport had followed other larger aircraft landing there too closely as air traffic controllers offered inconsistent warnings about the hazard, a preliminary...

Chopper crash raises old question: How to secure NYC's skies

Jun. 12, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It was an accident, not terrorism, but this week's helicopter crash on the roof of a midtown Manhattan skyscraper has raised serious security concerns because of the ease with which the chopper ventured into one of the nation's most tightly restricted no-fly zones. Some of the questions...

Official: Pilot who crashed helicopter radioed he was lost

Jun. 12, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The pilot killed when his helicopter hit the roof of a New York City skyscraper in rain and fog radioed that he was lost and trying to get back to the heliport but couldn't find it, an official briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The radio calls are the...

Official: Pilot who crashed helicopter radioed he was lost

Jun. 11, 2019 9:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The pilot killed when his helicopter hit the roof of a New York City skyscraper in rain and fog radioed that he was lost and trying to get back to the heliport but couldn't find it, an official briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The radio calls are the...