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Pilot, co-pilot in the cockpit (credit: CBS 2)

FAA Announces New Requirements For Commercial Co-Pilots

The regulations require first officers to have at least 1,500 hours of flying experience. Airline captains are already required to have at least 1,500 hours. Previously, first officers were only required to have 250 hours of flight time.

07/10/2013

Rep. Albio Sires and others hold a news conference at Pier A Park in Hoboken, N.J. - July 8, 2013 (credit: Jim Smith / WCBS 880)

New Jersey Residents, Officials Call For Ban On Tourist Helicopters

A number of residents and officials in New Jersey are tired of the noise from low-flying tourist helicopters on their side of the Hudson River and are now calling for them to be banned.

07/08/2013

Wreckage from a plane crash at San Francisco International Airport. (Credit CBS 2)

Plane Crash At San Francisco International Airport Leaves At Least 2 Dead, Dozens Injured

The Federal Aviation Administration said Flight 214 crashed while landing before noon PDT. A video clip posted to YouTube showed smoke coming from a jet on the tarmac. Passengers could be seen jumping down the emergency slides.

07/06/2013

Airplane (file / credit: clipart.com)

FAA: Low-Flying Jet In Ramapo Was Testing Flight Path

A low-flying jet that caused a scare this week in Ramapo was actually conducting a navigational check for the flight path to Teterboro Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration said Friday.

07/05/2013

Ramapo Police Patch

Ramapo Police Ask FAA To Investigate Low-Flying Jet

Ramapo Police Chief Brad Weidel said the white corporate-type jet appeared to be between 200 and 500 feet off the ground at any given time and had its landing gear down.

07/03/2013

FILE - A plane waits at John F. Kennedy Airport  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

2 Planes Involved In Near-Miss Near JFK, LaGuardia Airports

A Delta Air Lines Boeing 747 arriving at JFK came close to a Shuttle America Embraer E170 departing from LaGuardia at around 2:40 p.m. on June 13, the FAA said in a statement Friday.

06/21/2013

Air Traffic Controller (file/credit: CBS 2)

Flight Delays Come To An End After FAA Furloughs Are Lifted

Congress approved a bill Friday allowing the U.S. Department of Transportation to shift about $250 million within the agency and put 15,000 air traffic controllers back on the job full-time.

04/28/2013

FILE - Flight Status Board At LaGuardia Airport (credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

FAA Officially Suspends Employee Furloughs

The Federal Aviation Administration has suspended all employee furloughs, officially ending the flight delays that have plagued the nation all week.

04/27/2013

Am empty station at an airport control tower (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Fact Check Friday: The Politics Of The FAA Furloughs

We couldn’t let today’s news about the FAA furloughs soon coming to an end go by without some fact checking on some things we’ve heard.

04/26/2013

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

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

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

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