America's Air Traffic Control System Is Suffering Crippling Shutdowns Due To COVID-19
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March 22, 2020 - by STEPHEN WALKER for thedrive.com
One of the latest developments in regards to the effects the global pandemic known as COVID-19 is having on aviation was the shutting down of New York Center, referred to as ZNY. ZNY is an ARTCC (Air Route Traffic Control Center) and one of the most critical in the world.
A ground stop order was issued for JFK, Laguardia, Philadelphia, Teterboro, Long Island Mcarthur, and Newark Liberty International Airports. It was subsequently lifted and air traffic has been rerouted. The closure was the result of a trainee at the center testing positive for COVID-19.
This is only the latest of this week's growing list of Air Traffic Control limitations and shutdowns.
It's unknown just how much more our country's National Airway and Air Traffic Control Systems can...
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