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3 years 1 month ago

Senate to vote on FAA bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The flap over the Federal Aviation Administration that lead to a two-week partial shutdown is expected to end today with a Senate vote approving a House bill. It would extend the FAA's operating authority into next month. The bill includes cuts in air service subsidies to some...

3 years 1 month ago

FAA shows no sign of reaching agreement

WASHINGTON (AP) - Prospects appear grim for quickly ending the legislative dispute that has partially shut down the Federal Aviation Administration, with neither side signaling willingness to compromise. The FAA's operating authority expired last week. Dozens of airport construction projects nationwide have been put on hold and thousands of...

3 years 5 months ago

Another air controller naps; new schedules coming

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is changing air traffic controllers' work schedules following another incident of a controller falling asleep on the job. The Federal Aviation Administration says it happened early Saturday morning at a radar facility in Miami that handles high altitude air traffic. A controller fell asleep...

3 years 7 months ago

Sen. Bennet: FAA bill would benefit Colorado Springs

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill currently before congress would benefit Colorado Springs residents by protecting them from runway delays, according to Sen. Michael Bennet. "This bill will help make air travel more reliable and ensure that Colorado's airports, big and small, continue to be economic engines for...

3 years 11 months ago

Flight delays cost passengers $16.7B

A government-funded study says airline flight delays cost passengers a lot more than grief - $16.7 billion more, to be precise. That's the price a study delivered Monday to the Federal Aviation Administration puts on the cost to passengers for flight delays in 2007. That was the latest year...

3 years 11 months ago

FAA proposes new rules for helicopter safety

The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing stricter flight rules for helicopters, including requiring all craft be equipped with an electronic system that warns of terrain or other obstacles. The proposals were released Thursday. The FAA says helicopter crashes are on the rise. In 2008, six accidents involving medical...

4 years 1 week ago

FAA close to proposing pilot fatigue rule

Aviation officials are on the verge of proposing new rules governing the number of hours airline pilots may work in an effort to prevent tired flight crews from making fatal errors. The Federal Aviation Administration has taken 15 months to propose the rules despite promises of swift action from...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Montana plane crash revives 'lap child' debate

Federal transportation safety officials are using the crash of an overloaded plane in Montana to revive a debate about whether infants and toddlers should be allowed to travel on the laps of adults. The National Transportation Safety Board is asking the Federal Aviation Administration to require children under 2...

4 years 3 weeks ago

New clue in deadly Calhan plane crash

A federal investigator says the propellers weren't working when a twin-engine Cessna crashed near Calhan Monday, killing both men aboard. National Transportation Safety Board investigator Jennifer Rodi says the Cessna 310 has been moved to a hangar in Greeley where the engines will be examined closely. Authorities say...

4 years 1 month ago

CU-Boulder chosen as partner in new space center

The University of Colorado is one of eight universities and other institutions chosen to be part of a new center focusing on commercial space travel, launch operations and space commerce. The Federal Aviation Administration Thursday announced the selection of CU-Boulder to participate in the Center of Excellence for Commercial...

4 years 1 month ago

Two Colorado Springs men aboard crashed plane

Two men from Colorado Springs walked away from a plane crash in Manzanola Tuesday night. Pilot Clement Silver Jr., 60,and his passenger Thomas Hoeppner, 58, were aboard a bi-plane flying from Lamar to Ellicott when they detoured because of turbulence. Silver told Otero County Sheriff's Deputies that his...

4 years 2 months ago

FAA places DIA injuries at 30

It felt like dropping down an elevator shaft. That's how one passenger described the turbulence aboard a United Airlines jet that made an emergency landing in Denver Tuesday night. One woman was jolted out of her seat so forcefully that she left a crack in the wall when she...

4 years 3 months ago

FAA: Planes must have GPS-based equipment

The Obama administration is taking a major step toward an air traffic control system based on satellite technology. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has released an order Thursday that requires all aircraft that use the nation's busiest airports to have equipment by 2020 that continually broadcasts their location to other...

4 years 4 months ago

Safe emergency landing after fire in cockpit

A fire in the cockpit of a United Airlines flight from New York to Los Angeles caused an emergency landing outside Washington, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration said. The fire aboard the Boeing 757 was extinguished before the plane landed Sunday night at Dulles International Airport and...

4 years 4 months ago

Pilot safe after landing in field in Loveland

Larimer County sheriff's officials say a 54-year-old pilot from Wellington is safe after unexpectedly landing an experimental aircraft in a field in Loveland. Sheriff's officials say the small aircraft had left the Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport on Sunday morning and was flying at about 7,500 feet over Windsor when...

4 years 4 months ago

FAA orders new inspections for Boeing 737s

Aviation regulators are ordering a new round of inspections for some Boeing 737s to catch a flaw that can cause a potentially dangerous vibration. The Federal Aviation Administration says a part can come loose in the plane's elevator, the surface on the plane's tail that points the nose up...

4 years 4 months ago

FAA wants airlines to limit cockpit distractions

The Federal Aviation Administration wants airlines to create and enforce policies that will limit cockpit distractions. The guidance announced Monday comes after an October 2009 incident in which two Northwest Airlines pilots overshot the Minneapolis airport by 150 miles because they say they were engrossed in a complicated new crew-scheduling...

4 years 5 months ago

FAA issues safety warning for homemade planes

Federal officials say high-performance homemade planes like the one that killed a beach jogger last week in South Carolina are likely to stall at higher speeds and have been involved in a disproportionately large number of fatal accidents. The Federal Aviation Administration warned pilots on Thursday that the Lancair,...

4 years 7 months ago

FAA eyes hefty fines for American

Government and industry officials say the FAA is close to wrapping up a two-year investigation of safety violations at American Airlines. The result could be one of the largest fines in the agency's history. The officials who spoke on condition of anonymity say the Federal Aviation Administration investigation involves improperly...

4 years 7 months ago

FAA investigating Southwest Airlines repairs

Federal officials are investigating Southwest Airlines over the way it handled structural repairs on dozens of jets, according to a person familiar with the situation. The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed Tuesday that it is investigating whether Southwest followed safety orders dealing with the maintenance of older planes. Inspectors...

4 years 7 months ago

Watchdog: FAA safety initiatives lagging

A government watchdog says eight of 10 safety initiatives promised after a regional airline crash last year are behind schedule or are not meeting goals. Transportation Department Inspector General Calvin Scovel also said stepped-up inspections of airline pilot training intiated after the accident were not effectively put in place....

4 years 7 months ago

Northwest Airlines is done

Northwest Airlines got its start in 1926 hauling air mail in two rented biplanes. Now, it's no more. The airline's code has been retired. Delta Air Lines combined the Northwest reservation system into its own over the weekend, changed the code on Northwest flights to Delta's code and took...

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