Air Traffic Safety Concerns Soar

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Number of near mid-air collisions may be triple what is reported

Air Safety

The number of near mid-air collisions in Colorado since 2000 may be as much as three times higher than the Federal Aviation Administration has publicly reported. An I-News comparison of two federal aviation safety databases found many more incidents in Colorado classified as near mid-air collisions than the FAA lists in its public database. Continue Reading →

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Coming Wave of Retirements Adds Urgency

Denver International Airport

During a thunderstorm last July, as wind shears and microbursts descended over Denver International Airport, two air traffic control supervisors puzzled over how to set up landings for incoming aircraft.
 “They took a guess,” said an air traffic controller who was in the tower at the time. “They were wrong.”
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