FAA Leans On ATC Contingency Plans

air traffic control tower
The FAA announced on March 17 that technicians working at the tower at Chicago Midway International Airport had tested positive for COVID-19, the first affected facility.
Credit: Chicago Midway International Airport
The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 infiltrated the U.S. air traffic control system in March, forcing the FAA to increasingly activate contingency plans as facilities temporarily closed or reduced their workload because of infections. The air traffic control (ATC) tower at Chicago Midway...

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