The U.S Transportation Department’s inspector general’s (IG) office is expecting to complete reviews this year on air traffic controller productivity and scheduling, potential lightning-rod issues at a time when controller furloughs are threatening to increase the number of flight cancellations and delays. “FAA data suggest that its overall staffing may not be optimal,” DOT Inspector General Calvin Scovel said in testimony last week to the Senate subcommittee that oversees aviation ...

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