Federal Aviation Administration
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.
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.
A Lufthansa Airbus A-340 was reportedly speeding toward takeoff Monday when an Egyptair Boeing 777 made a wrong turn into its path.
At least three people are dead after a small plane crashed in Armonk near Westchester County Airport.
Departures were held for about 20 minutes until the fire alarm sensor was replaced and operations resumed.
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.
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.