Controllers Keep Skies Safe After Chicago Center Fire

Following a fire on Sept. 26 that closed the Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZAU) in Aurora, Ill., hundreds of air traffic controllers at more than a dozen key facilities are continuing to safely move as much air traffic flow into, out of and around the Chicago area as possible.

“This is one of the most challenging situations that air traffic controllers and other FAA employees have faced since 9/11,” NATCA President Paul Rinaldi said. “The damage to this critical facility is unlike anything we have seen before. Since the first moment when radar scopes went dark at Chicago Center Friday morning, controllers have ensured the highest level of safety at all times. We know this has been a tremendous disruption to the travel plans of many people. We are working diligently to re-establish as close to normal operations as possible to minimize the inconvenience to travelers while keeping safety above everything else.”

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NextGen Now: National Airspace System Modernization

NEW FEATURE: The debut issue of "NextGen Now," an electronic multimedia publication.

It's an update on successful ongoing efforts to modernize the National Airspace System with safe, effective, new equipment and procedures, as reported by the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, with perspectives from the Federal Aviation Administration and many key stakeholders in the aviation community.

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