Federal Aviation Administration

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

Ambulance - Graphic: AP

1 Injured When Small Plane Crashes In West Milford

Federal aviation officials say one person was injured when a small plane crashed Saturday afternoon while trying to land at a northern New Jersey airport.

07/09/2011

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2 Dead After Small Plane Crashes In Hudson Valley

Dutchess County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jonathan Hughes said the plane went down at around noon Tuesday in a field just south of the county airport.

06/28/2011

JFK Airport (credit: CBS 2)

Near Miss Between 2 Jets At JFK; Frantic Controllers Caught On Tape

A Lufthansa Airbus A-340 was reportedly speeding toward takeoff Monday when an Egyptair Boeing 777 made a wrong turn into its path.

06/22/2011

At least three were dead after a small plane crash in Armonk as the pilot attempted to return to Westchester Airport for an emergency landing. (Credit: CBS 2)

4 Dead After Small Plane Crash In Westchester County

At least three people are dead after a small plane crashed in Armonk near Westchester County Airport.

06/18/2011

Newark Airport Control Tower (DOUG KANTER/AFP/Getty Images)

Newark Airport Flights Interrupted By Faulty Fire Alarm In Control Tower

Departures were held for about 20 minutes until the fire alarm sensor was replaced and operations resumed.

03/25/2011

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Officials: Small Plane Crash Near Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge

Authorities in Ulster County say a vintage military jet crashed in the Hudson River as it came in for a landing at an airport in Kingston. The pilot was missing and feared dead.

02/26/2011

New York Sen. Chuck Schumer (Photo by Astrid Riecken/Getty Images)

Sen. Schumer Says Pilot Safety Regs Being Weakened

Sen. Charles Schumer of New York warned on Sunday that national air safety regulations proposed after a Buffalo airliner crash two years ago are being watered down in Washington.

02/13/2011

CBS2NEWS - Small Plane Crash

Pilots’ Claims In Crash Files Dog Med Test Company

The federal investigation into a fatal 2009 plane crash in New Jersey has uncovered allegations that the country’s largest medical lab operator put commerce ahead of safety and threatened pilots who complained about inadequate training, dangerous flying practices and crushing workloads.

12/31/2010

Generic Plane File Photo (credit: Getty images)

FAA May Change Flying Rules For Toddlers

A new proposal would require children under 2-years-old to sit in their own seat with a child restraint device, rather than on their parent’s laps.

12/16/2010

Generic Plane File Photo (credit: Getty images)

FAA’s Missing Plane Info Leads To Terror Concerns

About 119,000 of the 357,000 aircraft have invalid information on the registry because of missing forms, invalid addresses, unreported sales or other paperwork problems.

12/10/2010

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