The condition of the ATC displays at the Denver, Chicago, Minneapolis and St. Louis TRACON facilities has ``become critical,'' the DOT's inspector general said in a report just released. While the FAA has begun deploying its standard terminal automation replacement system (STARS) at smaller TRACONs, the new system won't be ready for these four sites until at least 2008. The report said Denver's displays are in particularly bad shape, with controller workstations ``locking up on a random ...

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