FAA wants tighter LB airport traffic control

LONG BEACH, Calif. But some pilots say it is unnecessary and will create more problems.

The /*FAA*/ would require more communication with pilots and a higher level of monitoring by air traffic controllers.

The change would also increase the area around the airport under air traffic control by at least a third.

The FAA said it's considering the changes because of airline reports that collision warning systems in the cockpits are being triggered more often during flights into and out of /*Long Beach Airport*/.

FAA officials said of the nearly 90 domestic airports that serve a million passengers, Long Beach Airport is the only one in the United States without the added air traffic controls in place.

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