A passenger jet flies past the Federal Aviation Administration control tower at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport. Air traffic controllers are still working schedules known as “rattlers” that make it likely they’ll get little or no sleep before overnight shifts, more than three years after a series of incidents involving controllers sleeping on the job, according to a government report released last week.
A passenger jet flies past the Federal Aviation Administration control tower at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport. Air traffic controllers are still working schedules known as “rattlers” that make it likely they’ll get little or no sleep before overnight shifts, more than three years after a series of incidents involving controllers sleeping on the job, according to a government report released last week. File photo The Associated Press
A passenger jet flies past the Federal Aviation Administration control tower at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport. Air traffic controllers are still working schedules known as “rattlers” that make it likely they’ll get little or no sleep before overnight shifts, more than three years after a series of incidents involving controllers sleeping on the job, according to a government report released last week. File photo The Associated Press

Air traffic controllers need more rest to ensure passenger safety

August 13, 2015 11:23 AM

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