...Raytheon Runs Intriguing Ad
Just to add some intrigue to the process, Raytheon ran recruitment ads for flight service specialists and air traffic control specialists in a San Diego newspaper. The ads, run by Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC, say the company is "anticipating the following opportunities at a variety of locations throughout the United States." AVweb contacted the company about the ad but press-relations staff were unable to comment on it by our deadline. Meanwhile, NAATS' Pike says he, too, wants to know more about the advertising. Pike said he first learned of the ad more than a week ago and has been unable to discover its purpose. "We're trying to find out what it's all about," he said. The National Air Traffic Controllers Association is also in the dark. Speculation there is that Raytheon might be making a move on the 200 already-existing contract control towers currently operating in the U.S.