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Inspector: Safety Inspection System Adopted By FAA 'Falls Short'

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The government's oversight of hundreds of domestic and overseas repair stations that service U.S. airliners is ineffective and does...

FAA Suspends Operation After Close Call At Reagan

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN and JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 10.07.2012 | Travel

WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration will bar airports nationwide from using a traffic-reversing operation that led to a close call ...

Amanda Terkel

Thousands Of Aviation Workers Still Furloughed | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly 4,000 federal employees remained temporarily out of work for the fourth day in a row on Tuesday, as Congress appeared no closer t...

In Defense of Napping Air Traffic Controllers

Danny Groner | Posted 06.21.2011 | Travel
Danny Groner

The Department of Transportation, led by Ray LaHood, announced new rules this week that will force controllers to have more time off between shifts and to be accompanied by a partner.

FAA Announces New Rules For Air Traffic Controllers After Another Falls Asleep

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 06.17.2011 | Travel

WASHINGTON — The government said Sunday it is giving air traffic controllers an extra hour off between shifts so they don't doze off at work, a ...

Controversial Aviation Bill Passes House Vote

AP | By JOAN LOWY | Posted 06.01.2011 | Travel

WASHINGTON -- A sweeping aviation bill that could thwart proposed new safety regulations, including one that would prevent tired pilots from flying, p...

FAA Responds To Removal Of Oxygen Masks

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

In an article published last week, Gizmodo reported that the FAA was removing oxygen masks from 6,00 airplane bathrooms in the name of "national secur...

Teen Arrested For Pointing Laser At Landing Plane

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

A 14-year old girl was arrested on Tuesday evening for pointing a laser at a plane landing at Los Angeles International Airport, CNN reports. The pla...

FAA Aircraft Information MISSING For 119,000 Planes

AP | CHRIS HAWLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

NEW YORK — The chairman of the Senate subcommittee overseeing aviation said Friday he would recommend holding congressional hearings on aircraft...

FAA Computers Vulnerable To Cyberattack

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

WASHINGTON — Federal Aviation Administration computer systems remain vulnerable to cyber attacks despite improvements at a number of key radar facil...

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Ignorance and Greed Compete for Primacy: The Slick Politics of Oil Spills

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

In the world of aviation, if a systemic flaw is found in the design of an aircraft, the entire fleet is grounded. As any responsible leader would, President Obama prudently halted deep water drilling for six months.

FAA Behind In Safety Initiatives Year After Buffalo Crash

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WASHINGTON — A year after a regional airliner crashed into a house near Buffalo, N.Y., killing 50 people, the government has failed to implement...

Chicago Air Traffic Controllers Fatigued, Over-Worked: Study

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Air traffic controllers who direct planes in and out of Chicago's O'Hare International Airport have too little time off between shifts...

The Legacy of TWA Flight 800

Robert Davey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Davey

Whether the FAA has the nerve to impose a new expense of hundreds of thousands of dollars per aircraft remains to be seen. Whether the rule is necessary is another question.

Congress: FAA Should "Clean House From Top To Bottom"

AP | SUZANNE GAMBOA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration should "clean house from top to bottom" and has too cozy a relationship with the airlines, the ...