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April 6, 2010

FAA Programme Highlights Air Traffic Hazards

A new error-reporting programme of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has highlighted a significant amount of unreported air traffic violations within one year of its launch. According to the records of the Air Traffic Safety Action Program (ATSAP), more than 14,000 cases of dang

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A new error-reporting programme of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has highlighted a significant amount of unreported air traffic violations within one year of its launch.

According to the records of the Air Traffic Safety Action Program (ATSAP), more than 14,000 cases of dangerous runway crossings and midair problems had not been reported.

The FAA uses the reports to solve problems such as improving signage at critical runway intersections.

According to USA Today, the report reveals that a large number of aircraft are using errant and potentially dangerous tracks.

The cases, although overwhelmingly minor, will allow the FAA to target procedures to minimise risks.

In late 2008, controllers reported numerous potentially dangerous cases of jets flying too fast as they departed to the south from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

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