Plan for the Future: The Federal Aviation Administration's 10-Year Strategy for the Air Traffic Control Workforce, 2005-2014

Operating the national airspace system involves a myriad of complexities from radar to regulations, from technology to takeoffs. The Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) air traffic control workforce is a key element that makes the system go. Over the next 10 years, 73% of the agency's nearly 15,000 controllers will become eligible to retire.Total losses over the next 10 years are expected to be over 11,000. This report is a blueprint that contemplates both retirements and appropriate staffing levels. Congress enacted Vision 100, the agency's four year reauthorization, in 2003. Vision 100 required that a plan to ensure adequate staffing for air traffic control be completed by December 2004. This plan outlines the agency's plan to hire, staff, and train controllers as well as details efficiencies from cost savings to productivity improvements that will enable the agency to reduce staffing requirements by 10% from existing requirements despite expected traffic growth. The plan is going to be updated on an annual basis, and adjustments are going to be made accordingly.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Publication Date: 2004-12


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: 102p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01001185
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 21 2005 4:37PM