WASHINGTON (AP) — The closings of control towers at 149 small airports, due to begin this weekend because of government-wide spending cuts, are being delayed until mid-June, federal regulators announced Friday.
Under orders to trim hundreds of millions of dollars from its budget, the Federal Aviation Administration on Friday released a final list of 149 air traffic control towers that it will close at small airports around the country starting early next month.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials are proposing to increase the minimum requirements to become an airline co-pilot to the same threshold as a captain, but they're also carving out some large exceptions.
Joan Lowy, Associated Press
, February 27, 2012
A spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration has confirmed an investigation into a flight heading from Grand Forks to Minneapolis that was cancelled Sunday after a flight attendant was taken off the job.
FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt was placed on a leave of absence Monday as Department of Transportation officials decide how to handle Babbitt's weekend arrest on charges of drunken driving in suburban northern Virginia.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration told a government watchdog nearly two years ago that it was prepared to let air traffic controllers sleep or rest during work shifts when they weren't directing aircraft. It still hasn't happened.
By Joan Lowy, The Associated Press
, April 23, 2011
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