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Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Sunday that the FAA and Air Traffic Controllers Union  agreed to the following changes in the aftermath of recent incidents involving sleeping air traffic controllers:

■ Controllers will now have a minimum of nine hours off between shifts. Currently they may have as few as eight.
■ Controllers will no longer be able to swap shifts unless they have a minimum of 9 hours off between the last shift they worked and the one they want to begin.
■ Controllers will no longer be able to switch to an unscheduled midnight shift following a day off.
■ FAA managers will schedule their own shifts in a way to ensure greater coverage in the early morning and late night hours.

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