Aeronautics: August 2015 Archives

FAA hid study showing chronic air controller fatigue, CBS

"The study is composed of a survey of 3,268 controllers about their work schedules and sleep habits, and a field study that monitored the sleep and the mental alertness of more than 200 controllers at 30 air traffic facilities. NASA produced the study at the FAA's request. J.D. Harrington, a NASA spokesman, also declined to release the study, saying in an email that since the FAA requested it, "they own the rights to decide its release." NASA gave the scientists who conducted the study an award for the project's excellence in 2013."

Keith's note: What "rights" does the FAA "own" that NASA does not also have? NASA and the FAA are both parts of the Federal government. I'll bet the FOIA requests are flying right about now.

- Heads Up NASA Air Safety Folks, earlier post
- NRC Does Not Think Much of NASA Air Safety Study, earlier post
- NAS Report on NASA NAOMS, earlier post



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