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On This Day in Aviation History

August 3rd in Aviation History: America’s Air Traffic Controllers Strike

Posted August 3, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Today we look back at the 1981 Air Traffic Controllers Strike and mourn the worst accident ever involving a Boeing 707.

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787-9 First Flight Event 09/27/2013
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Manufacturer News

BREAKING: Boeing 787-9 Earns FAA, EASA Certification

Posted June 16, 2014 by Ken McQuillan

Boeing’s newest offering in the 787 family received certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

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Aviation News

Laser Attacks on Aircraft a Rapidly Growing Concern

Posted February 25, 2014 by Gabe Andino

Laser attacks on aircraft are on the rise. To combat this problem, the FAA and FBI have taken strong steps to find and prosecute those guilty of pointing lasers at aircraft.

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Government News

COMMENTARY: NTSB Briefing on Asiana 214

Posted December 12, 2013 by Eric Auxier

The San Francisco crash of Asiana 214 during perfect VMC conditions (but with the ILS out of service) has prompted many questions. The answers have prompted many more questions about why the Boeing 777 was allowed to crash at all.

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Airline News

FAA to Allow Use of Personal Electronic Devices Below 10,000 Feet

Posted October 31, 2013 by Stephen Weisbrot

A working committee from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday officially recommended allowing the use of personal electronic devices onboard aircraft below 10,000 feet. Some airlines are already racing to allow their customers to take advantage.

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Editorials

The Long Term Effects of The “Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013″

Posted May 1, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

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, […]

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Editorials

‘The Daily Show’ Explains Why Congress Worked Together To End FAA Furloughs

Posted April 30, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

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 […]

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FAA cut backs due to sequestration had resulted in the furloughing of ATC employees, causing massive delays throughout the country.
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Aviation News

Sequestration And You- How To Avoid The Delays

Posted April 21, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

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.

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Boeing 001 Heavy Experimental N787BA soars into the gray skies over Everett. Photo by Jeremy Lindgren
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Aviation News

FAA Approves 787 Battery Fix, Return To Service Imminent

Posted April 19, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

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 […]

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Airline News

FAA To Close 149 Contracted Control Towers April 7th

Posted March 22, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

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 […]

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