When the federal government enacted its sequestration plan, it hit the Federal Aviation Administration in several ways; The closing of many contracted control towers, as well as the furloughing of air traffic controllers. When the controllers began to be furloughed, the national air space devolved into chaos. Flight delays topping four hours in the Northeast, [...]
Typically, it takes months for Congress to come to any sort of meaningful bipartisan decision. Last week, however, Congress managed to fix the FAA furloughs in a matter of days. Why? ‘The Daily Show’ takes a look. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Cut Punters www.thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full [...]
So, your elected officials can’t do their job properly, but you already knew that. With an all time low approval rating, our lovely congress has failed to stop automatic spending cuts, and those cuts are hitting the FAA hard.
On Friday afternoon, the FAA approved battery system improvements for the 787 Dreamliner, a move which enables Boeing to resume deliveries of the aircraft and get existing 787s back in the air. “FAA approval clears the way for us and the airlines to begin the process of returning the 787 to flight with continued confidence [...]
The FAA announced Friday the first round of contracted air traffic control towers to be closed due to sequestration, starting April 7th. Among the towers being closed is Trenton Mercer, which is just outside of Philadelphia and has recently seen Frontier expand their operations significantly. Although these airports will remain open, as approach and landing [...]
Sequestration To Shut Down 137 Control Towers on April 7th.
US and Japanese officials Saturday began analysing the black box of the 787 plane forced into an emergency landing this week.
The FAA has ordered US airlines to temporarily stop flying the Boeing 787 effective immediately, citing the potential for battery failures.