Air Line Pilots Assn. President John Prater painted a bleak picture for the tourist season, saying, "This summer is going to be brutal." Prater, who took office in January (ATWOnline, Oct. 20, 2006), indicated that airline understaffing coupled with overburdened ATC could play havoc with the air transport system. "With the number of scheduled flights, the increase in the private/corporate sector business jets and a large increase in fractional ownership jets, the ATC system is going to be ...

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