Federal Aviation Administration

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

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

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

A small plane had to be escorted to Macarthur Airport in Islip after violating Presidential air space. (credit: CBS 2)

Fighter Jets Scrambled After Small Plane Violates Airspace During Obama Conn. Visit

An investigation is underway and there is no word yet if the pilot will face charges.

08/06/2012

Jetblue plane on tarmac (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images, FILE)

Feds Investigating After JetBlue Pilot Allegedly Injured By Laser Beam Over L.I.

“We just got lasered, two green flashes into the cockpit,” the pilot can be heard telling air traffic control in audio posted on LiveATC.net. “It caught the first officer’s eye.”

07/17/2012

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

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

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

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