US government shutdown forces FAA to close ATC academy

Credit: FAA
The partial shutdown of the US government has caused FAA to close its air traffic controller academy in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma—delaying controller training during a staffing shortage. The shutdown that began Dec. 22, 2018, over funding a security wall sought by President Donald Trump on the US...
Bill Carey

Bill covers business aviation and advanced air mobility for Aviation Week Network. A former newspaper reporter, he has also covered the airline industry, military aviation, commercial space and uncrewed aircraft systems. He is the author of 'Enter The Drones, The FAA and UAVs in America,' published in 2016.

Subscription Required


This content requires a subscription to one of the Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) bundles.

Schedule a demo today to find out how you can access this content and similar content related to your area of the global aviation industry.

Already an AWIN subscriber? Login


Did you know?  Aviation Week has won top honors multiple times in the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards, the business-to-business media equivalent of the Pulitzer Prizes.