Chicago Center Arson Spotlights FAA’s Subpar Backup Plans

Chicago arson highlights inflexibility of FAA en route centers to major failures

The FAA is rushing to overhaul backup plans and technology used at 20 en route air traffic control facilities in the continental U.S. after weaknesses were exposed by one troubled employee’s sabotage of the Chicago air route traffic control center. The damage caused the complete loss of command-and-control functions for en route aircraft over a five-state area in the Midwest.

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from Aviation Week – Aerospace Defense, Business & Commercial News


Author: David Pflieger

David Pflieger is working as the CEO of Ravn Alaska. David received his pilot training in the United States Air Force, and has since held multiple positions with different airlines, for over 20 years!

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