U.S. air traffic controllers can request leave if they are too tired to work and might be allowed to take naps during work breaks, under an agreement the FAA and National Air Traffic Controllers Association announced July 1. The agreement follows incidents in which controllers fell asleep on overnight shifts. The deal does not address napping specifically, but it does say that controllers “should have break periods away from their assigned duties during their shifts, based on staffing ...


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