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NATCA calls on FAA to repair glitch in airport movement surveillance system
11 August 2005

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) are calling on the FAA to invest the effort and money needed to fix a dangerous glitch in the Airport Movement Area Safety System (AMASS) that forces it into limited mode during bad weather. The glitch was exposed recently with a near-collision of two aircraft at New York-JFK during poor weather. Controllers at Boston-Logan have also seen the equipment not work in conditions where moderate or greater precipitation is in the area. (NATCA)