Four months after the Federal Aviation Administration grounded the Boeing 787 Dreamliner with an emergency airworthiness directive, United Airlines is putting the fuel-friendly plane back in the air today. The Dreamliner had overheating...Show More Summary
By Eric Katz, Government Executive Multiple unions representing employees at the Federal Aviation Administration are filing grievances with the agency, attempting to receive paid time off to make up for unnecessary furloughs some employees were forced to take.
Although the Federal Communications Commission has asked the Federal Aviation Administration to allow more in-flight device use, a new report suggests that pilot reports and scientific studies suspect that passenger electronics are interfering with aviation equipment. Show More Summary
Earlier this year, we noted that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was continuing to look at the use of personal electronic devices during the taxi, takeoff, and landing phases of commercial flights, hoping to take action...Show More Summary
After four months of being grounded by the Federal Aviation Administration, Boeing said today that deliveries of its 787 Dreamliner have resumed. The company's new flagship plane was grounded a few months ago, after a problem with the...Show More Summary
The Federal Aviation Administration is keeping open for now the 149 control towers at small airports that were slated to close as the result of governmentwide automatic spending cuts imposed by Congress.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Aviation Administration has canceled plans o close 149 air traffic control towers at smaller U.S. airports that it earlier said would be necessary to meet required spending cuts, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHo...
The Federal Aviation Administration doesn't allow you to keep your phone and other gadgets on during takeoffs and landings, but people are doing it anyway. In the last year, 30% of airline passengers left their gadgets on during takeoff...Show More Summary
The Federal Aviation Administration would undoubtedly get more respect from the public if it was as obscenely candid as it is in this Onion article about how horrible the airlines handle customers. Our favorite line: “The FAA has come to the determination that Spirit Airlines treats its customers like pieces of sh!t and that everyone should boycott this airline.” … [More]
Budget cuts won't force the closure of air traffic control towers during overnight shifts, the Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday.
The Federal Aviation Administration says it is reviewing how and whether to make whole thousands of employees who were forced to take unpaid days off in April before Congress intervened, suspending the furloughs. Under the budget cuts known as sequestration, … Continue reading ?
As lines grew at airports and passengers began to fume, Congress lumbered into action, holding hearings on furloughs and sequestration, and, ultimately tweaking the law to allow the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to add more manpower...Show More Summary
As you may know, when Congress passed the Airline Safety and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Extension Act of 2010, Public Law (P.L.) 111-216, it imposed an August 2, 2013 deadline upon Part 121 pilot flightcrew members by which time the pilots must hold ATP certificates in order to fly for a Part 121 air carrier. Show More Summary
The Federal Aviation Administration offered a temporary reprieve on Wednesday for contract weather observers whose jobs the agency had proposed eliminatingThe starting this month. The FAA said it will defer action on its plan to shift responsibility for weather monitoring … Continue reading ?
Flickr/vmarta T he decision by Senate Democrats last week to restore funding to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)—funding cut when the “sequester” took effect in March and led to flight delays that angered a wide swath of Americans—was a clear loss for Democrats in the ongoing budget wars. Show More Summary
While Congress scrambled to undo sequestration cuts to the Federal Aviation Administration last week after receiving complaints from frustrated travelers, one Republican is shrugging off the impact of the across-the-board cuts in his state: Rep. Billy Long (R-Mo.) said this week that most people that he’s spoken with in his district support the sequester and [...]
The responsibility for monitoring the skies at airports across the country may shift from meteorological professionals to air traffic controllers under a proposal from the Federal Aviation Administration. Aviation groups and weather observers, whose jobs are at risk, have expressed … Continue reading ?
Congress recently passed a bill to undo furloughs at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) caused by sequestration, but it left cuts to many other programs intact, including Meals on Wheels. The program brings hot meals to homebound seniors and adults with disabilities, thus providing them with nutrition and helping many of them live independently. Directors [...]
A pilot died when a small plane collided mid-air with another plane that made an emergency landing on a nearby golf course in Southern California, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
The heavens will soon be thick with drones. That, at least, is the confident expectation of the Federal Aviation Administration and a slew of states and companies competing for a coveted designation as one of six U.S. sites that will test the capability and safety of unmanned aircraft. Show More Summary