11-Oct-2010 11:57 AM

US air traffic controllers report 51% more errors: FAA

US Federal Aviation Administration stated its count of recorded incidents has increased due to multiple error-reporting systems in place (The Washington Post, 10-Oct-2010). The number of potentially dangerous mistakes recorded by air traffic controllers increased by 51% in the past year. The vast majority of the 1,869 operational errors were recorded by controllers who direct aircraft below cruising altitude as they take-off or prepare to land. Those controllers accounted for 1,390 recorded errors, a 58% increase from the previous year, including 333 of the more-serious “category A or B” mistakes, a 36% increase.

Want More News Like This?

CAPA Membership gives you access to all news and analysis on the site, along with access to many areas of our comprehensive databases and toolsets.
Find Out More