Air travel could become the human face of the sequester, with long delays expected at big airports and an effect also likely on smaller airports.
Significant budget cuts by the Federal Aviation Administration could mean closed air traffic towers and possible layoffs if those in Washington are unable to reach an agreement.
Planes have been grounded and the feds are now investigating American Airlines. The Federal Aviation Administration is probing two separate instances of rows of airplane seats dislodging in mid-air.
Norman Weissman recently saw the scene after coming home from vacation. The FAA, however, says there is no evidence linking the gaping hole in his home to blue ice falling.
The FAA is now looking into why two homes on Long Island have gaping hole in their roofs. The homeowners suspect something fell from an overhead airplane — and what it may have been has them disgusted.
Authorities said the small plane went down in a vacant lot.
In a letter sent to the White House and Congress Tuesday, a government watchdog group said that controllers in one of the busiest centers in New York slept on the job, watched movies while on duty and often violated safety rules.
JetBlue says the pilot who had an apparent meltdown during a flight Tuesday from JFK to Las Vegas has been suspended [ending further investigation.
The baggage scandal has prompted calls for the Federal Aviation Administration to put undercover agents and cameras in the bellies of airplanes and enhance background checks on potential employees.
The Port Authority said air traffic controllers used Runway 22L for 800 more overnight landings between September and December of last year than in the same period in 2010.
“It was oily in substance, blackish-greenish oil. I thought it was hydraulic fluid,” said resident Artie Hughes.
The airline says the pilot was making a “fun announcement” that the mother of an air traffic controller was on the plane, but a spokeswoman said some mistook the phrase “mom on board” for “bomb on board.”
It has been a problem over the heads of residents in the town of North Hempstead, Long Island for years.
The FAA announced new flights plans for 200 planes a day last fall but insisted the aircraft would fly at 10,000 feet — too high to be heard.
The federal government announced new regulations Wednesday to keep tired pilots out of the cockpit. The new rules were prompted by a deadly accident involving a plane that took off from Newark Liberty International Airport in 2009.
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