FAA seeking multiple perspectives on near-collisions

The FAA is working to bring airline pilots and air traffic controllers together to better understand the recent rise in reports of near-collisions in mid-air. The agency says its goal is not to punish either controllers or pilots, but rather to "more accurately identify potential hazards and develop more robust mitigation strategies" by "merging the perspectives" of both groups. Both United Airlines and Southwest Airlines reportedly have held discussions with the FAA about participating in the program. According to the NTSB, cockpit warning systems have been triggered some 400 times in eight months, indicating that planes may be flying too close to one another.

View Full Article in:

Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Transportation

Job Title Company Location
Sr. Data Warehouse Developer
US Airways
Phoenix, AZ
Senior Specialist Airport Leadership Development
Alaska Airlines
Seattle, WA
Technician - Line (Avionics)
United Airlines
San Francisco, CA
Sr Analyst Alliances
Alaska Airlines
Seattle, WA
Training Standards and QA Manager
Spirit Airlines
Miramar, FL