FAA moves to address staff concerns at TRACON

04/29/2009 | San Diego Union-Tribune

Aware that the nation's busiest air traffic approach facility faces a growing shortage of experienced controllers, the FAA is taking steps to expand classroom instruction and simulations for trainees and to offer cash bonuses to controllers who postpone retirement at the Southern California Terminal Radar Approach Control Facility in Miramar. The facility has seen the number of fully certified controllers decline by 36% since 2004, while the workload for controllers has grown 19% since 1997, according to a federal report.

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