US air traffic head goes over sleeping controllers
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Last Updated: Friday, April 15, 2011, 00:27
Washington: The head of the Federal Aviation Administration says the agency's top official overseeing the US air traffic system has resigned following disclosures that controllers have been sleeping on the job.

FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt said in a statement today that Hank Krakowski, head of the agency's Air Traffic Organization, has submitted his resignation. FAA's chief counsel, David Grizzle, temporarily will take over Krakowski's duties while the agency searches for a replacement.

Babbitt said he is conducting a "top to bottom" review of the FAA's air traffic system. He said recent disclosures of "unprofessional conduct on the part of a few individuals" have rightly caused the traveling public to question the system.


First Published: Friday, April 15, 2011, 00:27

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