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.
The biggest airliner Boeing has ever built could soon be coming to Newark Liberty International Airport.
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.
New details came to light Monday about a seemingly dangerous agreement between the Federal Aviation Administration and private helicopter tour companies.
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.
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.
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.