15-Apr-2011 11:41 AM

Top US air traffic control official resigns

US FAA announced its top air traffic control official, Hank Krakowski, resigned on 14-Apr-2011 in the wake of more than two weeks of unrelenting public criticism and controversy over incidents of controllers falling asleep on duty (AP/Washington Post, 14-Apr-2011). Mr Krakowski leaves behind a system that FAA head Randy Babbitt states is in the midst of a transformation. Mr Krakowski joined the FAA in 2007. Prior to that he spent about 30 years at United Airlines in senior management positions, including vice president of flight operations.