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Gov’t Watchdog: FAA Repeatedly Drags Its Feet With Whistleblower Complaints

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.

05/08/2012

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JetBlue Passengers On Flight From JFK Recount Scare After Pilot Outburst

JetBlue says the pilot who had an apparent meltdown during a flight Tuesday from JFK to Las Vegas has been suspended [ending further investigation.

03/28/2012

JFK Airport

Exclusive: CBS 2′s Explosive Report On JFK Baggage Thefts Leads To Demands On FAA

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.

03/27/2012

Low-Flying Airplane (file / credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Long Island Residents Say Noise From JFK Overnight Arrivals Bordering On Unbearable

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.

02/27/2012

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L.I. Couple Wants Answers After Lavatory Leak From Overhead Plane

“It was oily in substance, blackish-greenish oil. I thought it was hydraulic fluid,” said resident Artie Hughes.

02/26/2012

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Bomb Scare On Southwest Flight To MacArthur Airport After Passengers Mishear Word

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.”

02/25/2012

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New Rules To Reduce Helicopter Noise Between L.I. And Manhattan

It has been a problem over the heads of residents in the town of North Hempstead, Long Island for years.

02/02/2012

Leonard Schaier, Citizens for Quiet Skies over North Hempstead, with new FAA map (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Some Nassau County Residents Complain Skies Are Louder Than Ever

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.

01/16/2012

Newark Airport

2009 Buffalo Crash Inspires Federal Government To Rethink Airline Pilot Fatigue

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.

12/21/2011

A Boeing 747-8 at Paine Field - Everett, WA - Mar 20, 2011 (credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

FAA Grants Waiver Allowing Boeing 747-8 At Newark Airport

The biggest airliner Boeing has ever built could soon be coming to Newark Liberty International Airport.

12/14/2011

Paul Valeri says his mother is lucky to be a live after a small plane crashed in her yard in Danbury (credit: CBS 2)

Pilot Killed After Small Plane Crashes In Danbury

A small airplane clipped a house and crashed in Danbury on Sunday evening, killing the pilot, officials said. A 91-year-old woman was luckily unhurt when the plane crashed in her yard just outsider her kitchen.

10/17/2011

A tourist helicopter takes off from Downtown Manhattan Heliport - New York, NY (file / credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

FAA, Private Choppers Create Secret Deal That May Make River Travel Dangerous

New details came to light Monday about a seemingly dangerous agreement between the Federal Aviation Administration and private helicopter tour companies.

10/10/2011

US Airways Flight 1549

CBS 2 Investigation: Taking Flight Without Life Rafts

It’s a policy that goes back decades. Most people don’t know about it. But now a local hero familiar to everyone in New York is pushing for Congress to require life rafts on all flights.

09/21/2011

Canada Geese (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Bird Problem Fears Grow Over Proposed Garbage Station Near LaGuardia Runway

It’s being viewed by many as a bird-brained idea from city and federal officials, putting a garbage transfer station right in the flight path of planes flying to and from LaGuardia Airport.

08/15/2011

NJ Transit Concourse at Penn Station - New York, NY (file / credit: Mario Tama/Gettty Images)

Sen. Mendendez Warns NJT Derailment Sign Of Trouble To Come

This morning’s commute was much smoother, with NJ Transit having recovered from this week’s derailment. But it might not be smooth for much longer.

08/11/2011

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