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FAA to Fine American Airlines Record $25 Million for MD-80 Maintenance Problems

Posted August 19, 2010 by NYCA Admin

FAA officials are preparing to penalize American Airlines over wiring issues that forced the carrier to temporarily ground its entire fleet of MD-80 jets in 2008.

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United Airlines Grounds Entire Boeing 757 Fleet

Posted February 15, 2011 by NYCA Admin

United Airlines has grounded its entire fleet of Boeing 757 aircraft due to a software glitch.

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How the Media Blew That Michelle Obama ‘Close Call’ Story: A Pilot’s Take

Posted April 22, 2011 by Justin Schlechter

Blaring headlines of the First Lady’s supposed brush with death were hysterically overhyped, says this airline pilot.

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Larger Airports Such As JFK Will Remain Unaffected.
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FAA to Close 137 Control Towers Due to Sequestration

Posted March 6, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Sequestration To Shut Down 137 Control Towers on April 7th.

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Test aircraft ZA102, piloted by 787 Chief Test Pilot Capt. Mike Carriker, touches down on its final certification flight, a 90-minute hop from Billings, Mont
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Boeing 787 Completes Certification Test Flights

Posted August 18, 2011 by Brandon Farris

What started as a dream back in 2004 with an announcement on Wall Street, All Nippon Airways and Boeing launched an all new aircraft that was then called the 7E7 Dreamliner. On Wednesday, the dream inched closer to reality, as the state-of-the-art jet now known as the 787 completed all of its FAA-required certification test flights.

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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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Reagan National Airport control tower. (Photo by dbking via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY)
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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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FAA Proposes Regulating Pilots’ Rest Period Based on Fatigue Science

Posted September 10, 2010 by BNO News

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Randy Babbitt on Friday announced a landmark proposal to fight fatigue among commercial pilots by setting new flight time, duty and rest requirements based on fatigue science.

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United Airlines Fined Nearly $600K Over Flawed Drug Test Procedures

Posted June 19, 2011 by BNO News

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Friday proposed to assess a civil penalty of more than half a million dollars against United Airlines for allegedly violating FAA and DOT regulations for random drug and alcohol testing of safety-sensitive employees.

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