Better scheduling could reduce controller fatigue

June 13, 2014 1:44 PM

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Better scheduling could reduce controller fatigue

WASHINGTON – A federal academic study about air-traffic controllers urged the Federal Aviation Administration on Friday to develop better work schedules to avoid fatigue that could be dangerous to directing planes.

The National Research Council report, which Congress ordered in 2012, said it's difficult to determine what is the right level of staffing with 15,000 controllers nationwide costing about $2.8 billion.

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