Federal Aviation Administration
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman says the single-engine Cessna U206G had departed from Keene, N.H. before crashing in Leverett.
Federal authorities on Friday were investigating reports of lasers being pointed at planes landing at Newark Liberty International Airport.
A redesign of the region’s airspace by the Federal Aviation Administration which aims to alleviate congestion and long delays at area airports could mean more planes flying over Central and North Jersey.
A new government report criticizes attempts to reduce area airport chaos, saying scheduling rules continue to put too many planes in line when weather is the worst.
Authorities say a man tossed wet toilet paper from a small plane onto a New Jersey athletic field as a test-run for a streamer drop at an upcoming high school football game.
The $100-million facility will replace a 46-year-old tower. The FAA says it will provide air traffic controllers better visibility and technology that will help reduce flight delays.
A year ago, a tour helicopter crashed with a small plane over the Hudson River, sparking massive changes in the way the skies are governed. As CBS 2′s Kathryn Brown reports, more changes are on the way.