Air Traffic Control
Air traffic controllers’ work schedules often lead to chronic fatigue, making them less alert and endangering the safety of the national air traffic system, according to a study the government kept secret for years.
NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View has been spared from President Barack Obama’s proposed budget cuts.
A modern, satellite-based system of air traffic control now in development will streamline how commercial airliners take off and land at Northern California airports.
Bad weather delays could be a thing of the past with new air traffic control software which is more accurate in tracking planes.
NASA has awarded $73 million to San Jose State University to participate in research on how people interact with new technology that will be introduced during an overhaul of the nation’s air traffic control system.