NATCA Says FAA Contract Discourages Controller Transfers | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 08.31.15

Airborne 09.01.15

Airborne 09.02.15

Airborne 09.03.15

Airborne 08.28.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 08.31.15

Airborne 09.01.15

Airborne 09.02.15

Airborne 09.03.15

Airborne 08.28.15

EAA/ANN AirVenture Innovation Preview

AIP-#1 Vimeo

AIP-#2 Vimeo

AIP-Part 1 YouTube

AIP-Part 2 YouTube

Fri, Jun 30, 2006

NATCA Says FAA Contract Discourages Controller Transfers

Transferred Controllers Start Over On Pay Scale

As part of the agency's attempt to cut costs, the Federal Aviation Administration has temporarily halted transfers for many controllers looking to make the move from smaller control facilities to larger towers or TRACONs.

It's all part of the new pay contract the FAA imposed on controllers last month, after an impasse was declared between the agency and controllers... and the New York Times reports the move may change how controllers are recruited to busier control facilities.

Under the old agreement... if a controller moved from a smaller facility, to one that handles more planes --say, from a high-altitude Air Route Traffic Control Center, to a busy airport control tower. -- they would have received a significant bump in pay.

Now, however, that same controller would have to start out near the bottom of the pay scale, and work their way up at the new facility... if the transfer was approved at all.

The current moratorium comes as the FAA officials work out "transition issues" before veteran controllers can decide if they want the added challenge and prestige -- and lesser pay -- of transferring to a busier center.

Does that sound like the FAA is discouraging more experienced personnel from transferring to busier facilities?

Well, Ruth Marlin of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) would agree... and, she says, the end result could be less experienced controllers in some of the busiest towers and TRACONS in the country.

FMI: www.faa.gov, www.natca.org

Advertisement

More News

Parsing The Model Aircraft Advisory Circular

Attorney Jonathan Rupprecht Finds Several Issues With The FAA's New AC On August 10, 2014 FAA accidentally canceled AC 91-57, which had been around for a little more than 34 years.>[...]

Rockwell Collins Debuts Pro Line Fusion For Commercial Helicopters

Avionics On Display At The China Helicopter Exposition Following integration into 20 aircraft ranging from business jets to military flight decks, Rockwell Collins will unveil Pro >[...]

Airborne 09.03.15: Falcon 9 Delayed, UAV 'Favor' Fined, Impounded In The UK

Also: Rob Holland's Gold, API: Innovative Aviation Content, Master Instructors, Wallops' New Launch Command Ctr, Webb Space Telescope, Satellite Broadband Network, Another FAA Fine>[...]

AeroSports Update: Cubs Vs Champs

In The Lee Bottom Flying Field Event Contest, Piper Cubs Win The First Round Of The Champs Vs Cubs Challenge Lee Bottom Flying Field, an airport favored by grassroots aviators, wil>[...]

AD: Vulcanair S.p.A. Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2015-18-01 PRODUCT: Vulcanair S.p.A. Model P.68R airplanes.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC