Cart 0 $0.00
IRE favicon


Resource ID: #17029
Subject: Aviation
Source: Wall Street Journal (New York)
Date: 2022-12-29



The Journal reveals that U.S. air traffic controllers in Oakland, Calif., who each monitor about 15 trans-Pacific flights at a time, still use strips of paper to track planes across their assigned expanse of ocean. The FAA' s technology for routing jumbo jets across open ocean - beyond the reach of radar - hasn't changed since the 1970s. The Journal says that the FAA was supposed to have updated the system long ago, but it pulled the plug on its overhaul in the late 1990s after cost overruns.

This file is not available for digital download. IRE members may place an order by emailing

109 Lee Hills Hall, Missouri School of Journalism   |   221 S. Eighth St., Columbia, MO 65201   |   573-882-2042   |   |   Privacy Policy
apartmentpenciluserscalendar-fullcrossmenu linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram
My cart
Your cart is empty.

Looks like you haven't made a choice yet.