New air traffic control rules

NewsChannel 10

The Federal Aviation Administration has started changing schedules of air traffic controllers, so they can get more sleep.

It's a nationwide effort to make flying safer after a series of controllers fell asleep on the job.

Experts say air traffic controllers direct 50,000 flights a day.

More managers will also be added to early morning and night shifts.

An upcoming study by the FAA is expected to recommend that controllers take sleeping breaks during midnight shifts.

All controllers caught napping during recent incidents were suspended and investigations continue.