U.S. Shutdown May Have Done Lasting Damage to Air Traffic Control

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The 35-day partial government shutdown could spur early retirements among the already thin ranks of air-traffic controllers and may postpone adoption of critical satellite-based aircraft navigation, a union official warned. Alan Levin / Bloomberg

Skift Take: Who knew air travel would be such a pressure point in the battle over government funding? Airport staffing issues probably played a role in the decision to temporarily reopen the government, but was it too little too late?

— Isaac Carey

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