Chicago Center Reopens; Controllers Kept System Safe

Chicago Center resumed air traffic operations at 12:40 a.m. CDT on Oct. 13, completing a 17-day period in which air traffic controllers and all FAA safety and technical employees went above and beyond the call of duty in unprecedented circumstances to keep the surrounding air space operational, safe and efficient.

“This is a testament to not only the air traffic controllers, Tech Ops personnel and management at Chicago Center, but also the same dedicated professionals in all facilities throughout the Midwest and National Airspace System,” Chicago Center NATCA Facility Representative Toby Hauck said.

“We’ve often said air traffic control is a team sport. Today I could not be more proud of the teamwork that was demonstrated at every facility that was called upon to step up, meet a very difficult challenge, and get the work done safely and with mastery of their profession,” NATCA President Paul Rinaldi said.

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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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