Leavin' on a jet plane

General Accounting Office auditors have determined that air traffic controllers will be in great demand in the coming years.

Among GAO's findings:

Federal Aviation Administration officials projected that by 2010 an additional 2,000 controllers will be needed to respond to an anticipated increase in traffic.

By the end of 2011, 93 percent of the 1,862 controller supervisors will be eligible to retire.

Since the start of 2004, the FAA has lost nearly 400 controllers and has hired one. Its fiscal 2005 budget proposal does not include funding to hire more controllers.

Source: General Accounting Office

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