FAA is stuck in “a vicious cycle” of deploying new air traffic control (ATC) technology so slowly that it becomes outdated by the time the technology is actually in use, National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) president Paul Rinaldi said Aug. 24. “The status quo, as we sit [here] today, is completely unacceptable,” Rinaldi, head of the union representing 14,000 US air traffic controllers, told the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) Air Safety Forum in ...

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