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The Big Threat in Aviation: Politicians in the Cockpit

Posted February 12, 2016 by Phil Derner Jr.

Politics have been playing a big part in the airline industry the last several years. But is political participation for the better or worse?

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Air Canada Exits The Monkey Business

Posted December 21, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Air Canada won government approval to end the practice of transporting research primates, which had come under fire from animal rights groups.






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TSA to Commission Independent Study of X-Ray Body Scanners

Posted December 18, 2012 by Michael Grabell, ProPublica

The Transportation Security Administration has agreed to fund a study of the health effects of its X-ray body scanners.






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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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Delta to Refund Federal Taxes on Flights During FAA Shutdown

Posted August 1, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Delta Air Lines on Monday announced that it would refund federal taxes to customers on flights booked before the FAA shutdown.






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More FAA Projects Halted Nationwide as Partial Shutdown Continues

Posted July 26, 2011 by BNO News

The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday announced additional “stop work orders” throughout the nation for the second day, as Congress failed to pass legislation on Friday giving the FAA the authority necessary for work to continue.






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FAA Forced to Furlough 4,000 Workers Saturday as Congress Fails to Pass Funding Bill

Posted July 22, 2011 by NYCA Admin

The US Federal Aviation Administration will furlough nearly 4,000 workers as of midnight Friday night/Saturday morning as a reauthorization bill expires without a needed extension from Congress.






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Feds Approve Controversial Slot Swap Between Delta and US Airways

Posted July 21, 2011 by NYCA Admin

The US Department of Transportation on Thursday announced a tentative approval of a deal proposed by Delta Air Lines and US Airways to exchange landing and takeoff rights at airports in New York and Washington, DC — a deal originally blocked by regulators citing anti-competition concerns.






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Russia Accuses Atlas Rocket Engine Builder of Selling to United States Below Cost

Posted May 12, 2011 by BNO News

The Russian Comptroller’s Office on Wednesday informed that Energomash, an engineering corporation, was accused of selling rocket engines to the United States at half of the production cost.






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FAA to Impose New Air Traffic Controller Scheduling Rules

Posted April 17, 2011 by BNO News

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Saturday announced it is prohibiting certain scheduling practices after yet another air traffic controller fell asleep while on duty.






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