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Stories with subject: Air traffic control
  • Airlines urge more security, passenger checks 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 1:14 pm
  • PERTH, Australia - The Malaysian airliner's disappearance underscores the need for improvements in security, both in tracking aircraft and in screening passengers, the International Air Transport Association said Tuesday.

  • Full audio transcript of MH370 communications 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 11:10 am
  • Malaysian authorities on Tuesday released their full transcript of the audio communications between Flight 370's cockpit and air traffic controllers before the plane disappeared March 8. The conversation, heavy with aviation shorthand, is in English with the one Indonesian comment meaning, "Good morning." The conversation, as it was released, between the cockpit and various units of air traffic control, Delivery, Ground, Tower, Approach and Radar, the time the audio was recorded, and what was spoken:

  • Audio captures confusion of wrong-airport landing 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 9:52 am
  • DALLAS - A newly released air traffic control recording captures the confusion when a Southwest plane landed at the wrong Missouri airport in January.

  • EAA, FAA reach settlement over AirVenture fees 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 8:05 pm
  • OSHKOSH, Wisconsin - The Experimental Aircraft Association has reached an agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration over air traffic control fees during its annual convention, the EAA said Friday.

  • Why do airplane transponders have an 'off switch?' 
    Updated: Mar-18-14 3:48 am
  • WASHINGTON - Ever since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared, a fascinated public has asked: Why can somebody in the cockpit shut off the transponder?