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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

Leonard Schaier, Citizens for Quiet Skies over North Hempstead, with new FAA map (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

New Flight Patterns Sending More Commercial Jets Over Nassau County

The Federal Aviation Administration announced Thursday it is now rerouting 200 planes a day. Instead of flying south to go west, these jets will now fly north — over Long Island’s “Gold Coast” — and residents are crying foul.

10/20/2011

US Airways Flight 1549

CBS 2 Investigation: Taking Flight Without Life Rafts

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.

09/21/2011

Canada Geese (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Bird Problem Fears Grow Over Proposed Garbage Station Near LaGuardia Runway

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.

08/15/2011

The old control tower at LaGuardia Airport - Queens, NY - (file / credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Debt Ceiling Showdown Holds Up Project At LaGuardia Airport

Nearly 4,000 Federal Aviation Administration employees and tens of thousands of construction workers have been off the job since July 22, when Congress let an extension of the FAA budget expire.

08/01/2011

President Barack Obama delivers an address to the nation from the East Room of the White House - Washington, DC - Jul 25, 2011 (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Mayor Bloomberg Among Those Frustrated By Debt Ceiling Stalemate

The standoff on Capitol Hill over deficit reduction and raising the debt ceiling shows no signs of breaking.

07/26/2011

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