Archive for the ‘ Federal Aviation Administration ’ Category

LATimes: FAA to allow air travelers to go the distance with electronic gadgets

Cell phones

Within weeks, travelers will be able to operate iPads, Kindles and even smartphones throughout a commercial flight, but calls will still be banned.

By Hugo Martín and W.J. Hennigan
October 31, 2013, 6:29 p.m.

Score one for the weary air traveler.

Ever-increasing baggage fees, vanishing leg room and invasive security screening measures have made air travel hellish for millions of passengers. Now the government is giving fliers more screen time with their gadgets.

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Reuters: Airport landing system off when plane crashed in San Francisco

By Peter Henderson and Dan Levine
SAN FRANCISCO | Sun Jul 7, 2013 1:34am EDT

(Reuters) – A navigation system that helps pilots make safe descents was turned off at San Francisco airport on Saturday when a South Korean airliner crashed and burned after undershooting the runway, officials said.

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Radar Screen

Scott Cohn, CNBC
Jun. 3, 2013, 7:32 PM

Cyber hackers have already shown what damage they can do, but this may be the scariest hacking story yet, if it came true.

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WashPost: The Democrats have lost on sequestration

airplane-sequester

Posted by Ezra Klein
April 26, 2013 at 2:12 pm

The Democrats have lost on sequestration.

That’s the simple reality of Friday’s vote to ease the pain for the Federal Aviation Administration. By assenting to it, Democrats have agreed to sequestration for the foreseeable future.

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U.S. Senate

Adam Clark Estes
Apr 25, 2013

In a marathon session before a weeklong recess, Senators finally found a way to agree on something Thursday night, when they passed a bill to end flight controller furloughs.

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Yahoo News (AP): Flight delays pile up amid FAA budget cuts

Ontario International Airport

By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Associated Press – 10 hrs ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Flight delays piled up across the country Monday as thousands of air traffic controllers began taking unpaid days off because of federal budget cuts, providing the most visible impact yet of Congress and the White House’s failure to agree on a long-term deficit-reduction plan.

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Roll Call: GOP Pins Airport Delays on Obama

By Nathan Hurst
Roll Call Staff
April 22, 2013, 3:44 p.m.

“Why is President Obama unnecessarily delaying your flight?” House Majority Leader Eric Cantor tweeted as part of GOP lawmakers’ social media offensive. “FAA can reprioritize.”

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VVDailyPress: Cook, Lovingood urge FAA to restore tower’s funding

March 28, 2013 8:42 PM
Jim E. Winburn, Staff Writer

VICTORVILLE • High Desert government representatives have asked the Federal Aviation Administration to find the money needed to keep the Southern California Logistics Airport control tower open.

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VVDailyPress: Federal funds cut for SCLA

SCLA Tower

Airport to look for alternative funding
March 22, 2013 1:09 PM
Jim E. Winburn, Staff Writer

VICTORVILLE • Southern California Logistics Airport was named as one of 149 air traffic control facilities nationwide targeted for closure by the Federal Aviation Administration on Friday.

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By Laura J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
March 22, 2013

Most days, about two dozen student pilots circle over downtown Riverside, taking cues on takeoffs, landings and the position of other planes from the air traffic controllers at the city airport.

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DailyBulletin: Power line project halted in Chino Hills

Staff Reports
Created: 10/20/2011 10:12:05 PM PDT

CHINO HILLS – The California Public Utilities Commission late Thursday ordered a temporary halt to the construction of transmission lines in Chino Hills. The lines were being installed by Southern California Edison as part of the Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project.

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The PE: FAA: Deal set, but toll heavy on Inland workers

10:06 PM PDT on Thursday, August 4, 2011

By BEN GOAD
Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON – Lawmakers struck a deal Thursday to restore funding to the Federal Aviation Administration, signaling an end to a partial shutdown that has cost the agency hundreds of millions of dollars in lost revenue and forced an estimated 74,000 workers off the job.

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DailyBulletin: Projects go on hold

FAA budget dries up
Work at local airports waits while dispute festers in D.C.
Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 08/03/2011 09:16:38 PM PDT

A partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration over a partisan flap in Washington has affected airport projects in the Inland Empire and jeopardized jobs.

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