LYON, France—French air traffic controller union SNCTA is calling for an increase in hiring, asserting that past political decisions have led to a discrepancy between traffic growth and a stagnating controller headcount. The current 4,200 air traffic controllers in the country are not enough and another 100-200 are needed to cope with today’s traffic, according to Jerome Lautrette, national secretary of the SNCTA union. Depending on the control center, the payroll is an ...

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