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October 24, 2011

Researcher Claims Connection Between Romantic Affair, Rise In ATC Errors

Government Contract Was Reportedly Negotiated Between FAA Employee And Raytheon Executive Who Were Intimately Involved

A researcher at Georgia State University says that operational errors among air traffic controllers between December 2008 and October 2010 have risen some 3,300 percent when compared to January 2007 and November 2008. And, he says, the most likely cause for that dramatic increase is a contract for training awarded to Raytheon worth nearly $1 billion.

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New Arizona Flight Training Program Set For Students In January

Yavapai College And North-Aire Partner To Serve Veterans And Civilians.

The flight-training component of Yavapai College's new Professional Airplane Pilot Flight Program will be offered by North-Aire Aviation, the two parties said Friday. Starting in January, this relationship allows both veterans and civilians to couple an Associate of Applied Science Degree with advanced flight certifications, providing a career path into the aviation industry.

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NY Congresswoman Wants NIMBY Complaints Streamlined

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy Wants FAA To Pay For Toll-Free Hotline

A New York Congresswoman is backing anti-aviation NIMBYs in her district by calling on the FAA to cooperate in making it easier for her constituents to lodge complaints about aircraft noise.

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