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Finally, the US government has reopened. But as this informative Wired article reveals, the problems in aviation cannot be solved quickly; it may take months – or even years – to sort it out. Firstly, air traffic controllers are understaffed – and the shutdown will not have helped. In addition, it took the FAA’s training academy nearly six months to reopen after the 2013 two-week shutdown. Which, as the article says, means “fewer potential replacements for an already diminished workforce”.  

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