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LaGuardia Airport (credit: Getty Images)

Senate Passes Bill To Ease FAA Furloughs; House Vote Expected As Early As Friday

With flight delays mounting, the Senate approved hurry-up legislation Thursday night to end air traffic controller furloughs blamed for inconveniencing large numbers of travelers.

04/25/2013

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (credit:blumenthal.senate.gov) /LaGuardia flight delays (file/credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

Blumenthal: FAA Furloughs ‘Enhance Risk’ At Nation’s Airports

The FAA announced all of its 47,000 employees, including 15,000 air traffic controllers, will be furloughed one day every two weeks through September.

04/24/2013

Passengers stand in line at LaGuardia Airport. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Flight Delays Pile Up At NYC-Area Airports After FAA Budget Cuts

Airline passengers are facing travel troubles. The Federal Aviation Administration has furloughed 47,000 workers because of federal budget cuts.

04/22/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer holds a press conference on the sequester and furloughs of air traffic controllers. April 21, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Sequester Budget Cuts To Hit FAA, May Trigger Nationwide Delays

About 50,000 FAA employees including 15,000 air traffic controllers are being forced to take a furlough day every other week until the end of September because of the cuts.

04/21/2013

CBS Boston's Jim Armstrong

Planes Fly At Logan Airport, But FAA Sets Up No-Fly Zone Over Explosion Site

Flights were arriving and departing from Logan International Airport in Boston as usual Monday afternoon, after the airport briefly reported a ground stop following the marathon explosions.

04/15/2013

JFK Airport (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

FAA Fines Port Authority $3.5 Million Over Safety Violations At NY-Area Airports

The violations occurred at JFK, LaGuardia, Newark Liberty and Teterboro airports from Dec. 2010-June 2012, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

04/08/2013

Airplane (file / credit: clipart.com)

NJ Congressman Rips Obama Administration Over Sequester Bluster

Before the sequester took effect on March 1, President Barack Obama and other administration officials warned that the cuts could mean canceled flights, longer security lines and other hassles. But South Jersey Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), who is the chairman of the House Aviation subcommittee, said that hasn’t come to bear.

04/01/2013

The seal of the Federal Aviation Administration (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

FAA To Close 149 Air Traffic Towers, Including Several In Tri-State Area

The agency announced the decision Friday, a month after it released a preliminary list of facilities that could be closed.

03/22/2013

Groton-New London Airport (file)

Blumenthal Blames FAA For Airport Control Tower Closures; Says They’re Unnecessary

A group of U.S. Senators is working to keep the airport control towers from closing due to a lack of funding under sequester cuts.

03/18/2013

FILE - An Alitalia plane. (Photo: ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)

FBI Investigating Report Of Possible Drone Spotted Near JFK

The pilot of an Alitalia flight said he saw something that he described as “a drone” about four to five miles southeast of the airport Monday afternoon.

03/05/2013

Drone

A Drone? A Really Big Bird? A UFO? What Did Alitalia Pilot See Near JFK?

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a report from the pilot, who claims he saw an unmanned or remote-controlled aircraft while on his final approach to John F. Kennedy International Airport.

03/04/2013

Departure board at LaGuardia Airport (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Sequester Likely To Make Air Travel An Even Bigger Headache

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.

02/28/2013

The air traffic controller at Essex County Airport in New Jersey could close. (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

FAA Cuts Could Mean Layoffs At Essex County Airport

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.

02/23/2013

FILE: An American Airlines plane is seen at John F. Kennedy International Airport. (credit: Getty Images)

Second American Airlines Flight Returns To JFK After Row Of Seats Comes Loose

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.

10/01/2012

Norman Weissman says his garage roof was hit by blue ice falling from an airplane. (credit: CBS 2)

Another L.I. Homeowner Blames Airplane Lavatory Waste For Gaping Hole In Garage Roof

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.

09/26/2012

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