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A plane lands at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport in Grapevine, Texas. Most of the Federal Aviation Administration budget will be subject to the sequester cuts. Fully included in those cuts is the FAA’s 'operations' account, which goes largely toward paying the salaries of our nation's 15,000 air traffic controllers who prevent our aircraft from running into one another in the skies.

There is a right way and a wrong way to cut federal spending, but the sequestration plan about to go into effect is perhaps the most boneheaded approach that could possibly be concocted. Read more»

Following several incidents in which air traffic controllers were found sleeping on duty, the FAA has added an additional controller at Tucson International Airport and others around the country. Read more»

The midnight shift at Tucson's air traffic control tower won't be quite so lonely anymore. The FAA announced Wednesday that it will add an additional controller at Tucson International Airport and 26 others around the country. Read more»