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The Story Behind the New ‘Pilot’s Bill of Rights’ Law

Posted August 13, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

The new Pilot’s Bill of Rights Law has many wondering why such rights didn’t already exist, but what does it mean for pilots? More importantly, what brought it about?

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Did FAA Managers Urge Employees to Vote Democrat?

Posted September 5, 2012 by NYCA Admin

FAA managers illegally told workers that Republican wins would mean budget cuts for the agency, according to a government transparency group.

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Who Should Pay After The Reno Air Races Disaster?

Posted September 19, 2011 by Max Kennerly

Aviation attorney Max Kennerly offers insight into the possible legal repercussions of the Reno Air Race tragedy which left 10 dead and dozens more injured.

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Losing an Engine on Takeoff: Abort or Floor It?

Posted October 11, 2011 by David J. Williams

Engine failure on takeoff. Yikes! David Williams teaches us how pilots deal with the frightening prospect and the training that goes into making sure everyone comes out alive.

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FAA Air Traffic Control Chief Quits Amidst Sleeping Controllers Firestorm

Posted April 16, 2011 by BNO News

Hank Krakowski, the head of Air Traffic Organization for the FAA, resigned Thursday following weeks of criticism over reports of sleeping air traffic controllers.

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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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Government Killed 2,900 New York Geese in Wake of US Airways ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ Accident

Posted February 8, 2011 by NYCA Admin

The USDA exterminated over 2,900 Canada geese from parks in and around New York City following the ditching of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River, according to an official report.

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US Airline Passengers Expected to Double in 20 Years

Posted March 9, 2012 by BNO News

Airline passenger travel in the United States is expected to nearly double in the next 20 years, reaching 1.2 billion passengers per year in 2032, the FAA said in its annual forecast.

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Boeing 747-8 Freighter Receives Certification from FAA and EASA

Posted August 20, 2011 by NYCA Admin

A little over two weeks after completing over 3,400 hours of flight testing, on Friday the Boeing 747-8 Freighter was deemed flightworthy and received certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency.

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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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