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Aug 13, 2007

US Federal Labor Relations Authority dismissed the National Air Traffic Controllers Assn.'s charges of unfair labor practices related to FAA's implementation of a new contract last year. The agency imposed the contract after negotiations failed to produce an agreement, leading the union to claim it was unlawful and to file complaints with FLRA. "This decision validates our new contract, which is saving taxpayers $1.9 billion over five years and providing the resources we need to invest in 21st-century air traffic systems," Administrator Marion Blakey said. Aug 8, 2007

Outdated air transport navigation system plus more planes equals more delays. Stories of nightmare travel situations are proliferating, and it's only going to get worse: A spokesman for the Air Transport Association says that a new generation of very light jets, along with larger corporate and private aircraft, will further crowd the already congested skies. The owners of small jets will have to contribute more...

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