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#Air Traffic Control

# air-traffic-control - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

Going away soon? There's going to be a "summer of discontent"

European passengers face industrial action by French air traffic controllers tomorrow, with five more days scheduled.

# air-traffic-control - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

Irish travellers hoping to avoid worst of major European flight disruption

Air traffic staff in the country will be on strike today.

# air-traffic-control - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

# air-traffic-control - Saturday 13 December, 2014

Knock-on UK flight disruption following Heathrow computer meltdown

Some 38 flights have been cancelled, but there are no reports of Irish flight delays.

# air-traffic-control - Thursday 26 June, 2014

The good news: French strike is over. The bad news: Air passengers still face delays today

The strike was unexpectedly called off last night after marathon talks.

# air-traffic-control - Monday 23 June, 2014

Ryanair cancels flights ahead of France's air traffic control strike

Controllers are striking over planned cuts under the European Commission’s ‘Single Sky Europe’ programme.

# air-traffic-control - Sunday 22 June, 2014

The astonishing 'rattler' shifts that US air traffic controllers work

Controllers are allowed to work five shifts over four 24-hour periods.

# air-traffic-control - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

How come pilots can turn off a plane's communication systems?

One of the mysterious elements of the missing Malaysia plane story is that someone shut down the aircraft’s communications system. Why is this allowed?

# air-traffic-control - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Flight planned? Air traffic controllers are going on strike

Some flights from Irish airports are likely to be affected as air traffic controllers in several European countries will strike today and tomorrow.

# air-traffic-control - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Flying this week? Two days of air traffic control strikes are due

Some disruption at a number of European airports could be on the way for airline passengers.

# air-traffic-control - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Flights back to normal today following UK air traffic control issue

Eurocontrol said almost 8 per cent of European traffic was affected by yesterday’s glitch.

# air-traffic-control - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Flights getting back to normal after major air traffic control problem fixed

Passengers at Dublin Airport were among thousands affected by the technical problem.

# air-traffic-control - Friday 17 August, 2012

Tanzanian airport's only radar system out of order all month

Sources say the aviation authority was told about the radar’s defective power supply in 2010 but it took no action.

# air-traffic-control - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

Cyprus air traffic controllers go on four-hour strike

Unions say their staff are paid through a levy on airlines – and therefore shouldn’t be subject to a national pay freeze.

# air-traffic-control - Tuesday 25 October, 2011

Air traffic control charges to drop 40 per cent by 2015

Dublin, Shannon and Cork airports are covered by the Commission for Aviation Regulation’s decision to cut air traffic control charges over the next four years.

# air-traffic-control - Friday 14 October, 2011

Sharp increase in errors by US air traffic controllers, says watchdog

A US government report says that mistakes at facilities handling air traffic approaches and departures almost doubled over three years.

# air-traffic-control - Tuesday 9 August, 2011

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know this morning…

# air-traffic-control - Thursday 4 August, 2011

German air traffic control strike averted

Controllers drop their planned strike despite lodging appeal against injunction.

# air-traffic-control - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

German air traffic controllers appeal court ruling banning strike action

3,400 flight controllers were due to stop work for six hours tomorrow – but a German court has banned the strike.

# air-traffic-control - Thursday 28 April, 2011

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: The HSE offers its sympathy to the family of a woman who died shortly after giving birth to a healthy daughter; tornadoes and storms ravage the US; the super-injunction celebrities named.

# air-traffic-control - Wednesday 20 April, 2011

New air traffic control rules after Michelle Obama's plane aborts landing

Flight carrying US first lady was forced to abort a landing after air traffic controllers mistakenly allowed the place come too close to a military plane.

# air-traffic-control - Tuesday 19 April, 2011

US air traffic controller caught watching DVD on the job

The air traffic controller in question accidentally broadcast the Samuel L Jackson film he was watching over his microphone, blocking incoming calls from planes.

# air-traffic-control - Thursday 14 April, 2011

Take 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

US aviation chief resigns after air traffic controllers fall asleep on job

Aviation watchdog has ordered that staff double up on graveyard shifts after series of incidents in which controllers were “unresponsive”.

# air-traffic-control - Friday 20 August, 2010

AN AIR TRAFFIC control glitch is affecting some northern European flights, according to the BBC.

A problem at the Eurocontrol radar system earlier today has caused problems to flights in Germany and the Netherlands.

The glitch has been corrected, but some flight disruptions continue.

Air traffic capacity over western Europe was reduced by 25% during the problem, but is expected to return to normal shortly.

The Dublin Airport Authority has not commented on whether Irish flights have been affected. UK officials said that there had been minor disruptions to flights in and out of the UK.