Federal Aviation Administration
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.
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.
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.
An investigation is underway and there is no word yet if the pilot will face charges.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
The biggest airliner Boeing has ever built could soon be coming to Newark Liberty International Airport.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The standoff on Capitol Hill over deficit reduction and raising the debt ceiling shows no signs of breaking.
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.