The Federal Aviation Administration says it will close two air traffic control towers in Minnesota because of federal budget cuts. The agency announced the decision Friday, a month after it released a preliminary list of facilities that could be closed.
Grand Forks should be among the leading candidates to land a test site that will help integrate unmanned aircraft systems with manned aircraft in national airspace, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said Wednesday.
One of the keynote speakers at this year’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Summit in Grand Forks is the top Federal Aviation Administration official overseeing unmanned aircraft regulations, according to Sens. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., and John Hoeven, R-N.D.
The foam-and-balsa-wood gizmo sitting idle in the offices of Otter Tail County isn’t exactly the spitting image of the sleek unmanned warplanes the word “drone” brings to mind. Its mission is to photograph drainage ditches, not enemy targets. At 6 pounds, it would be hard-pressed to take down a cow, let alone blow up a building.
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.
The owners of a Plymouth, Mass., furniture warehouse want to know the origin of a chunk of metal that plunged through the roof. No one was hurt when the six-inch, cylindrical piece of metal weighing about five pounds came through the roof Wednesday or Thursday. The chunk punched a small hole in the warehouse roof over a storage closet and scattered ceiling-tile debris on the floor.
Funding to support projects in Cooperstown, Moorhead, Warroad, several other regional airports Several airports in North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota will receive millions of dollars in federal grants for construction and maintenance projects, the congressional delegations announced Tuesday.
One in five airline pilots lives at least 750 miles from work, according to a study by scientific advisers to the government, raising concerns that long commutes to airports could lead to fatigue in the cockpit.
A broad aviation bill that would advance modernization of the nation’s air traffic control system and boost airport construction was approved Thursday by the Senate. The bill was approved 87-8. A similar aviation bill cleared a House committee earlier this week.
Reducing access and reliability will hurt the many small businesses throughout the state who rely on overnight shipping for critical manufacturing parts, important documents and other items critical to their business.
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