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FAA Readies to Close Dozens of Air Traffic Control Towers

FAA Readies to Close Dozens of Air Traffic Control TowersComstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- One of the first major impacts from Washington's budget sequestration will soon kick in as the Federal Aviation Administration gets ready to close dozens of air traffic control towers. Of the 189 airports on the FAA's o...

FAA Readies to Close Dozens of Air Traffic Control Towers

FAA Readies to Close Dozens of Air Traffic Control TowersComstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- One of the first major impacts from Washington's budget sequestration will soon kick in as the Federal Aviation Administration gets ready to close dozens of air traffic control towers. Of the 189 airports on the FAA's o...

Domestic Drones One Step Closer to Becoming Reality

Domestic Drones One Step Closer to Becoming RealityArtist's rendering. Stocktrek Images/Thinstock(NEW YORK) -- The Federal Aviation Administration announced Thursday that it is seeking proposals from states, universities and other organizations for six sites where unmanned aircraft systems will be tes...

Report: FAA to Review Boeing 787 Dreamliners After Fire

Report: FAA to Review Boeing 787 Dreamliners After FireMatt Hosford/ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The Federal Aviation Administration will hold a news conference Friday morning to discuss the recent rash of problems with Boeing's new 787 Dreamliners.Bloomberg reports the government will call for a review of the pl...

American Airlines Flight Diverted over Loose Cabin Seats

American Airlines Flight Diverted over Loose Cabin SeatsJoe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- American Airlines is investigating how and why a row of seats aboard one of its Boeing 757s came loose mid-flight this weekend, forcing an emergency landing in New York City, ABC News has confirmed.The incident, whi...

Near Midair Collision Between Three Jets Prompts FAA Investigation

Near Midair Collision Between Three Jets Prompts FAA InvestigationComstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Federal Aviation Administration is looking into an incident, first reported by the Washington Post, in which three airplanes nearly collided midair at Reagan National Airport Tuesday afternoon.The newspaper report...

FAA May Have Highest Whistleblower Count in Government

FAA May Have Highest Whistleblower Count in GovernmentComstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Office of Special Counsel, the agency responsible for protecting government whistleblowers, says it receives a disproportionately high number of tips from employees of the Federal Aviation Administration. In ...

FAA Taking ‘Fresh Look’ at Gadget Policy?

FAA Taking ‘Fresh Look’ at Gadget Policy?iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- It’s the dreaded moment on many a traveler’s journey: The flight attendant announces that everyone on board must turn off their electronic devices. Some say they find the order annoying because they don...

Senate Passes Bill to Modernize FAA, Extend Its Funding

Senate Passes Bill to Modernize FAA, Extend Its FundingiStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- By a vote of 75-20, the Senate Monday night passed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization conference report. Most notably, the FAA Modernization Reform Act will extend the funding for the FAA thr...

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