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An air traffic controller monitors flights (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Air Traffic Tower Closures Will Strip Safety Net

The planned shutdown of nearly 240 air traffic control towers across the country under federal budget cuts will strip away an extra layer of safety during takeoffs and landings, leaving pilots to manage the most critical stages of flight on their own.


File photo of airline pilots. (credit: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

FAA Issues New Rules To Prevent Tired Airline Pilots From Flying

Rules aimed at preventing airline pilots from flying while dangerously fatigued were issued Wednesday by the Federal Aviation Administration, a move safety advocates have been urging for more than two decades.



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