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Watchdog: Too Few Air Traffic Controllers Where Needed MostThere are too few fully qualified controllers at more than a dozen of the nation's busiest air traffic facilities stretching from Atlanta to Anchorage, according to report released Tuesday by a government watchdog.
500 Flight Cancellations Reported At DIA, Westin Hotel Completely FullThe Denver International Airport reported approximately 500 cancellations and up to four-hour delays on Tuesday due to blowing snow, bringing big business to the new Westin Hotel.
Report Cites Denver As City With Near Collisions Between Pilots, DronesThere has yet to be a confirmed U.S. collision between a drone and a manned aircraft, but there's a growing number of close calls as drones fly where they least belong — near airports. Some of those close calls happened in Denver.
Busy Air Traffic Control Facilities Lack Enough Controllers, Including DenverThirteen of the nation's busiest air traffic control facilities, including Denver, are suffering from a shortage of air traffic controllers, a problem that demands "urgent attention," a government watchdog told lawmakers on Tuesday.
Consumer Group Petitions FAA For Airplane Seat RequirementsA consumer group is pushing the FAA to set a limit on the number of seats on airplanes.
Avian Radar Claims To Reduce Airplane Bird StrikesDenver International Airport leads the country in the number of reported bird strikes involving aircraft.
FAA Clears CU For Drone Tests TakeoffThe Federal Aviation Administration will soon allow the University of Colorado to start testing drones -- and they aren't the typical hobby drones.
University Of Colorado To Test Drones In San Luis ValleyThe University of Colorado says it will help test two kinds of drones in southern Colorado's San Luis Valley.
NORAD In Colorado Springs Instrumental In Tracking Runaway Military BlimpThe North American Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado Springs helped the Federal Aviation Administration track a runaway military blimp that crashed in Pennsylvania on Wednesday.
Crew Chief Applauds FAA's New Drone Regulations PlanThere are expected to be more than a million drones in use in the U.S. by the end of the year.
Cautious Drone Owners Not Happy About Having To Register Their AircraftDrones and planes don't mix. That's why on Monday the Federal Aviation Administration announced owners will have to register their drones.
Safety In The Cockpit Big Concern After Pilot DiesTwo incidents in the sky in two days have passengers and airline personnel talking about safety.

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