The Federal Aviation Administration said that the U.S. air traffic system will resume normal operations by Sunday evening after lawmakers rushed a bill through Congress allowing the agency to withdraw furloughs of air traffic controllers and other workers.
Under growing pressure, the Obama administration signaled Wednesday it might accept legislation eliminating Federal Aviation Administration furloughs blamed for lengthy delays affecting airline passengers, while leaving the rest of $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts in place.
The Federal Aviation Administration created a no-fly zone over the site of two explosions at the annual Boston marathon on Monday, and briefly ordered flights bound for Boston's Logan International Airport held on the ground at airports around the country.
Under orders to trim hundreds of millions of dollars from its budget, the Federal Aviation Administration on Friday released a final list of 149 air traffic control towers that it will close at small airports around the country starting early next month.
Faced with substantial industry opposition, federal regulators are struggling to implement a sweeping aviation safety law enacted after the last fatal U.S. airline crash nearly four years ago, according to a report by a government watchdog.
Deputies expect FAA clearance to use two aircraft in May The Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department is about to start investigating in rarified air. The department will be one of just seven law enforcement offices nationwide developing an unmanned aircraft systems program, according to special deputy Al Frazier.
A drunk Pinnacle Airlines flight attendant had a blood alcohol content more than twice the legal driving limit Sunday when she was taken off a Delta connecting flight at the Grand Forks International Airport.
Passengers said flight attendant escorted off plane The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the circumstances that led to a Delta Airlines flight being canceled Sunday before departing Grand Forks International Airport for Minneapolis.
Ray Shriver helped found a volunteer search and rescue group 19 years ago after he survived being buried in an avalanche. He even trained his own dogs for search and rescue missions. On Wednesday, after participating in some 800 missions over the years with Teton County Search and Rescue, Shriver died when the helicopter he was riding in crashed while responding to a call for help from snowmobilers in the snowy, remote backcountry of northwest Wyoming.
The U.S. House of Representative and Senate on Tuesday agreed to a funding bill that requires six unmanned aircraft system test sites, and the Department of Defense and the FAA are working out selection criteria for test sites, the director of UND's UAS Center for Excellence said.
The government told passenger airlines today they'll have to do more to ensure pilots aren't too tired to fly, nearly three years after the deadly western New York crash of a regional airliner flown by two exhausted pilots.
In a move safety advocates have been urging for more than two decades, the Federal Aviation Administration is imposing new rules aimed at preventing airline pilots from flying while dangerously fatigued. But cargo carriers, which do much of their flying overnight when people naturally crave sleep, are exempted.
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