The Federal Aviation Administration is hiring thousands of new air traffic controllers. The agency will accept applications for this great career from 19-22 April 2024, and is encouraging those interested in being an air traffic controller to get ready to apply.   

The FAA currently has more than 13,000 air traffic controllers and will hire 1,800 new controllers in 2024 and 2,000 in 2025.

“The safety of the U.S. Aviation system is due in large part to our skilled and dedicated air traffic controllers, so hiring and training new controllers is a major priority,” said FAA Administrator Mike Whitaker. “We are encouraging anyone interested in a new challenge and rewarding safety career to explore this opportunity.”  

After successfully completing training at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City, trainees will be placed in a radar facility or air traffic tower. Agency staffing needs will determine facility assignment, and trainees must be willing to work anywhere in the U.S.

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