Alex Goldmark is a senior producer in the newsroom for New Tech City and Transportation Nation.
(Alex Goldmark, Transportation Nation) The Federal Aviation Administration is shaking up the management of the nation's air traffic control system, according to the AP. This comes after a series of increasingly embarrassing incidents of controllers falling asleep on the job, watching a DVD on duty, and making an error that forced the first lady's plane to abort a landing.
The AP reports that the FAA "has appointed new managers to oversee the operation of airport towers and regional radar centers that handle planes flying at high altitudes as well as approaches and departures. The previous managers are being reassigned."
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