Federal Aviation Administration

FILE -- A drone flies above trees in Pessac, France. (credit: Jean Pierre Muller/AFP/Getty Images)

Federal Government Proposes Rules For Routine Commercial Use Of Drones

Among the chores that officials envision drones performing: aerial photography and mapping, crop monitoring, and inspections of cell towers, bridges and other tall structures.

02/15/2015

Sen. Schumer explains for wastewater treatment plant at Brookhaven Airport (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Schumer Calls On FAA To Expedite Approval For Part Of Mastic-Shirley Sewer Project

Suffolk officials are waiting on the FAA to move forward with a massive sewer project.

02/09/2015

The wreckage of Continental Connection Flight 3407 is seen in Clarence, NY - Feb 16, 2009 - Photo: David Duprey-Pool/Getty Images

Chesley Sullenberger, Families From Western NY Plane Crash Push Air Safety

Sullenberger was scheduled to appear with Sen. Charles Schumer on Monday morning at Clarence Town Hall, not far from the site of the crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407 in the Buffalo suburb.

02/02/2015

Plane makes emergency landing on Route 23 in New Jersey. (CBS2)

Pilot Discusses Landing Small Plane On Route 23 In West Milford, NJ

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after a small plane was forced to make an emergency landing on a New Jersey highway Thursday afternoon.

01/29/2015

Travelers at LaGuardia Airport on Nov. 26, 2014. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

FAA Probes Employee Who Allegedly Flew From Atlanta To LaGuardia With Gun In Carry-On

An employee of the Federal Aviation Administration was arrested at LaGuardia Airport this week after he flew from Atlanta to New York with a gun in a carry-on, authorities told CBS News Friday.

01/16/2015

JFK Airport as seen from Chopper 880. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

Drones Spotted Near JFK Airport, Ed Koch-Queensboro Bridge Raise Worry

The FBI and Federal Aviation Administration are continuing to investigate reports of drones flying near commercial aircraft on approach to John F. Kennedy International Airport this week.

11/20/2014

Helicopter (file / credit: clipart.com)

Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing At West 30th Street After Collision With Bird

A helicopter had to make an emergency landing along the Hudson River Friday afternoon after colliding with a bird.

10/03/2014

United Airlines Departures

FAA To Review Protocol As Air Traffic Problems Continue Days After Chicago Area Fire

Air travel through Chicago and around the country was still impacted Monday, three days after the suicide attempt that sparked a fire at a Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control center in the western Chicago suburb of Aurora.

09/29/2014

Flights canceled at LaGuardia Airport following fire at air traffic center in Chicago suburb on Sept. 26, 214. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Bizarre Suicide Attempt By Disgruntled FAA Employee In Chicago Disrupts Flights At LaGuardia, Other Cities

Flights have begun taking off and landing again at Chicago’s two airports after a fire at a suburban air traffic control center forced hundreds of cancellations.

09/26/2014

LaGuardia Airport. (MEHDI TAAMALLAH/AFP/Getty Images)

Three Planes Report Bird Strikes At LaGuardia Airport

Three planes were struck by birds while approaching LaGuardia International Airport Wednesday morning, the Port Authority said.

09/03/2014

A skydiver was killed and another was seriously injured on Long Island on July 30, 2014. (Credit: CBS 2)

Heartbroken Family Of NYC Correction Officer Killed In Skydiving Accident Speaks Out

Gary Messina was killed and his instructor critically injured during a tandem jump at Calverton’s Skydive Long Island on Wednesday.

07/31/2014

People stand in the Delta Airlines terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport July 22, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Sen. Ted Cruz Demands Answers On FAA Flight Ban To Israel

Questions remain about the Federal Aviation Administration’s ban on flights to Israel earlier this week and whether it was based on safety or politics.

07/25/2014

People stand in the Delta Airlines terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport July 22, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Has Strong Words For FAA Amid Ban On U.S. Flights To Israel

In a statement Wednesday, the FAA said it is “working closely with the Government of Israel” to review new information they have provided and to determine whether safety concerns have been resolved.

07/23/2014

1 Dead After Small Plane Crashes In Long Island Sound

The Coast Guard said it received a report from another aircraft in the area of a small, white plane in the water about eight miles off Mattituck Inlet.

07/07/2014

Newark Liberty International Airport (file/credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

FAA, NTSB Probe Whether 2 Planes Were Too Close At Newark Airport

The planes lost something called “visual separation,” prompting air traffic controllers to order United Flight 1243 to change its flight pattern, telling the 737: “1243, go around. Traffic off to your left departing. Traffic to your right.”

04/25/2014

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