What happens if air-traffic controllers come down with COVID-19?

Mar 26, 2020
Cases of the disease have been reported in a handful of air traffic control sites around the U.S.
What happens if crucial air traffic controllers get COVID-19?
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Trump tries to shift attention to FAA breakup and privatization

Jun 5, 2017
With the looming congressional testimony of former FBI Director James Comey later this week, the White House is hoping to give Americans something else to focus on —infrastructure. Speaking from the Rose Garden earlier today, President Trump announced a proposal…
Passengers at O'Hare International Airport wait in line to be screened at a TSA checkpoint on May 16, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.
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Change is in the air traffic control tower

May 15, 2015
The air traffic control system is still using radar, not GPS.

JFK air traffic controller on first furlough day: 'Frustrating'

Apr 24, 2013
Air traffic controllers from JFK to LAX have begun their furloughs, making for long and painful delays, especially flying into and out of the big East Coast airports around New York City.

Travelers may run into delays due to FAA furloughs

Apr 22, 2013
Some groups have filed suit to stop the furloughs of air traffic controllers. The FAA must cut hundreds of millions under federal budget sequestration.