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Transportation Inspector General: FAA Not Prepared for Major Airspace Disruptions

If you needed another reason to support dramatic air traffic control reform, the Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General (DOT IG) last week released a report finding that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has failed to implement effective operational contingency plans in the wake of the 2014 Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center fire. That incident prevented the Chicago Center from handling air traffic for two weeks, leading to thousands of delayed or canceled flights into and out of O’Hare and Midway airports, and costing airlines and other aviation stakeholders more than $350 million.

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Outlet: Competitive Enterprise Institute
Author: Marc Scribner
Type: Online
Date: Jan. 18, 2017
Title: Transportation Inspector General: FAA Not Prepared for Major Airspace Disruptions
Link: https://cei.org/blog/transportation-inspector-general-faa-not-prepared-major-airspace-disruptions