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NOV 26, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Detroit airport to visually track runway vehicles

The Wayne County Airport Authority said Tuesday the change will help the airport's air traffic control and operational control centers increase runway safety by improving situational awareness and more efficiently responding to incidents. The authority has selected a company to install transponders in 48 airport maintenance, operations and rescue and firefighting vehicles.

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NOV 25, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Wisconsin runways see 20 close calls per year

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Data from the Federal Aviation Administration indicates there have been dozens of close calls on airport runways in Wisconsin throughout the past 13 years. Some of the causes include pilot miscues, flawed communication with air traffic control and errant vehicles driving down a runway.

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NOV 25, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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FAA chief: Disaster response depends on funding

CHICAGO (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration outlined steps Monday to improve its security and air traffic control backup systems following the sabotage of a suburban Chicago air traffic control center that disrupted travel nationwide — but said widespread upgrades will require money from Congress. The company that employed the contract worker, the Harris Corp., is paying for the damage ...

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NOV 18, 2014 - Wall Street Journal

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House Panel Considers Privatizing FAA's Air Traffic Control

Opening what promises to be a spirited debate, members of the House Transportation Committee signaled a renewed willingness to consider privatizing the nation’s air-traffic control system.

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NOV 14, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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FAA: Some jets over Phoenix not flying as intended

[...] FAA officials say a preliminary look at the issue determined some planes that were supposed to be flying over an industrial area were flying too far east over residential neighborhoods. [...] the FAA is working with air traffic control at Sky Harbor to make sure jets are flying in the intended air space.

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