Air Traffic Controllers

The air traffic control tower is seen behind the departures level of Terminal 2 at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo credit: Mira Oberman/AFP/Getty Images)

Shutdown Affecting O’Hare Traffic Controllers

Dan Carrico of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association says his O’Hare staff is working without pay and they are without critical support staff that keep the system running, people who work quality control, mapping and training.


U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (Credit: CBS)

Durbin Wants To Resume Sequester Talks

Sen. Dick Durbin wants talks to resume quickly, and in earnest, on a compromise that will put an end to the sequester, and the cuts that are taking place.


Dead Man Switch

A ‘Dead Man Switch’ For Air Traffic Controllers

The nation’s railroads have used something called a “dead man switch” as a crucial safety device. Now there are calls for something similar in airport traffic control towers.

CBS 2–04/27/2011

O'Hare International Airport

Report: Air Traffic Control Mistakes Way Up At O’Hare

Mistakes are increasing among air traffic controllers at O’Hare International Airport, according to new data.

CBS Chicago–03/02/2011