Federal Aviation Administration
Apr 28, 2013 — Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, the passenger jet that was grounded around the world after flaws in its battery compartment were found to pose a fire risk, is back in the skies. Airlines in Japan and Ethiopia reported no problems after sending the 787 into the sky this weekend.
Apr 23, 2013 — Blame shifting was in high gear Tuesday on Capitol Hill and at the White House as the first air traffic delays tied to the furloughs of Federal Aviation Administration controllers began to get attention.
Apr 5, 2013 — The Obama administration said it needed to cut funding for the towers — mostly in small communities — because of $637 million in budget cuts mandated by law.
Mar 22, 2013 — The FAA has trimmed the number of towers it plans to close as it shrinks its budget in response to sequestration. Officials spared 40 airport towers it had previously planned to shutter.
Aug 14, 2012 — The Federal Aviation Administration expects the skies to be even safer when it introduces a new air traffic control system upgrade at the end of the decade. But some researchers figured out how to create fake airplane signals, basically spoofing the new system. The FAA says it could quickly spot such "ghost planes."
Dec 21, 2011 — Among the changes: Pilots must have more time off and "a 10-hour minimum rest period" prior to going on duty.
Dec 5, 2011 — Jerome "Randy" Babbitt was charged Saturday night in Fairfax, Va. He's been placed on leave, according to Washington-area media reports.
Jul 25, 2011 — The failure of the Senate and House to agree on a bill re-authorizing the FAA to collect certain taxes has meant an end to construction of infrastructure at airports across the country.
Apr 14, 2011 — Hank Krakowski's decision follows a string of incidents involving controllers who were asleep on the job as planes came in for late-night landings at major airports.
Jul 30, 2010 — FAA downgraded Mexico's aviation system because of deficiencies with that nation's air regulators.