National Air Traffic Controllers Assn. expressed guarded optimism regarding US FAA's announcement Monday that is "moving away from a culture of blame and punishment" in the reporting of operational errors by controllers (ATWOnline, July 21). "We're hopeful that it is a sign of good things to come but we are a little puzzled by what the message really is here," a NATCA spokesperson told ATWOnline yesterday. "On the one hand [FAA] says, 'We are moving away from a culture of blame and ...

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