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News Archive 2014

NATCA Facility Spotlight of the Week: Guam CERAP
Thu, Aug 28, 2014

Before relocating, ZUA was on Andersen Air Force base and originally began running air traffic control services in the late 1940s. The level 8 facility is now located near the main international airport. Nineteen NATCA members work at ZUA; one member is represented by Region X. The controllers are responsible for three airports that have Class D airspace, a lot of Class A airspace, ATC assigned airspace (ATCAA), and a few Class E, G, and military warning areas. Please click HERE for more.

NextGen Now: Welcome Message From Paul Rinaldi and Trish Gilbert
Mon, Jul 28, 2014

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NATCA YouTube Page: Interesting and Informative Videos
Tue, Jul 15, 2014

Check out our YouTube page for fun and also informative videos about the great work of NATCA members. Please click HERE.

Air traffic controllers kept cool during plane's belly landing
Thu, Jul 3, 2014

KSAT-TV San Antonio: Audio recordings from the emergency landing Tuesday at San Antonio International Airport reveal that calm, cool air traffic controllers and an equally calm pilot may have been the key factors in a textbook belly landing. Please click HERE.

NATCA Statement on Nomination of Chris Hart as the Next NTSB Chairman
Fri, Jun 27, 2014

NATCA congratulates NTSB Acting Chairman Chris Hart on his nomination to be the next Chair of the agency.

NATCA Flyers: Photo Album
Thu, Jun 19, 2014

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Happy 27th Anniversary NATCA! Reflections From Facility Representatives
Thu, Jun 19, 2014

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NextGen Delivering Promised Efficiency for Houston Area: NATCA Joins DOT, FAA at Houston Press Conference
Wed, Jun 18, 2014

Please click here, for the FAA press release and new videos about the Houston Metroplex NextGen project.

NATCA Congratulates AOPA On Its 75th Anniversary
Thu, May 15, 2014

NATCA Mourns Loss of Congressman Jim Oberstar, a True Champion of Aviation Safety
Sat, May 3, 2014

NATCA Column in April 2014 Issue of IFATCA Magazine
Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Please click HERE.

Houston controller, pilot, share their story today of a life saved in award-winning flight assist
Mon, Apr 7, 2014

NATCA Honors Members’ Finest Work at Annual Archie League Medal of Safety Awards Banquet
Wed, Mar 26, 2014

Nine flight assists from around the U.S. will be honored tonight at a special banquet marking the 10th annual Archie League Medal of Safety Awards, hosted by NATCA.

NATCA Statement on Teri Bristol’s Appointment as ATO COO
Fri, Mar 21, 2014

NATCA congratulates Teri Bristol on her appointment as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the FAA’s Air Traffic Organization (ATO).

Media Advisory: NATCA’s Annual Safety Conference Begins Monday; Live Webcast
Thu, Mar 20, 2014

Communicating for Safety (CFS), the aviation industry’s leading conference, will begin Monday, March 24 at noon PDT. Live webcast will be available.

NATCA STATEMENT: NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman Announces She is Leaving the Board
Tue, Mar 11, 2014

It has been a true honor and privilege for NATCA to have developed a close working relationship with Chairman Hersman and we will miss her.

NATCA Supports William J. Hughes Technical Center As Essential for Advancement of NextGen Modernization
Tue, Mar 11, 2014

NATCA National NextGen Representative Melvin Davis affirmed NATCA’s strong support for the FAA's William J. Hughes Technical Center as a facility to research, develop and test new systems related to NextGen modernization before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation.

Austin NATCA members guide small plane through storm to safe landing
Mon, Mar 3, 2014

Air traffic controllers’ quick thinking helped guide a small plane through severe weather and allowed the pilot to safely land at Austin’s international airport on Sunday, March 2. Read more HERE from The Associated Press.

NATCA President Paul Rinaldi column in February RTCA Newsletter
Wed, Feb 12, 2014

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USA TODAY - Ask Air Traffic Control: Why are thunderstorms so dangerous?
Tue, Feb 11, 2014

Please click HERE to see the latest installment of our USA Today series; questions answered by NATCA Director of Safety and Technology Dale Wright.

Air Traffic Controllers Prepare for Super Bowl Weekend Traffic Surge
Fri, Jan 31, 2014

As the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks prepare for the big game this Sunday, air traffic controllers in the New York / New Jersey metropolitan area are preparing as well.

“Improving Government Through Labor-Management Cooperation and Employee Ingenuity"
Fri, Jan 24, 2014

A story from Jobs With Justice. Please click HERE.

NATCA's "Ask Air Traffic Control" Column in USA Today: Handling airlines and GA
Thu, Jan 16, 2014

The latest installment in our continuing series, featuring Director of Safety and Technology Dale Wright. This column's focus: "Handling airlines and general aviation." Please click HERE.