United blames FAA’s control system for snarling U.S. aviation

July 7, 2022
Carrier cites the system for 75% of its recent cancellations, Mary Schlangenstein reports for Bloomberg.

CHICAGO - United Airlines Holdings Inc. blamed the US Federal Aviation Administration and the nation’s air traffic control system for exacerbating the issues plaguing the industry, saying the agency has been overwhelmed by the volume of flights, Mary Schlangenstein reports for Bloomberg.

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The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

7 July 2022 - United explained on Wednesday that its rash of delays and cancellations were a result of the FAA's air traffic management. In all, the Chicago-based company blamed the agency for 75% of its cancellations and 50% of its delay minutes over the past four months.

“The reality is that there are just more flights scheduled industrywide than the ATC staffing system can handle,” particularly in New York and Florida, Jon Roitman, United’s chief operations officer, told employees in a letter. “Until that is resolved, we expect the US aviation system will remain challenged this summer and beyond.”

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Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
Intelligent Aerospace

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