Federal Aviation Administration Highlights Sequestration Cuts to Air Traffic Controllers

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood stressed Sunday that the Obama administration was not exaggerating the effects of looming sequestration. LaHood, a former GOP congressman, had said at a White House briefing on Friday that the $85 billion in automatic cuts set to start going into effect on March 1 would require furloughs at the Federal Aviation…

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Feds delay policy to allow small knives on planes

Airline passengers will have to leave their knives at home after all. And their bats and golf clubs. A policy change scheduled to go into effect this week that would have allowed passengers to carry small knives, bats and other sports equipment onto airliners will be delayed, federal officials said Monday. The delay is necessary…

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Airlines can’t hire ex-FAA inspectors for 2 years

By JOAN LOWY – Associated Press | AP – Fri, Aug 19, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — Safety inspectors will be barred for two years after leaving the Federal Aviation Administration from going to work for an airline they oversaw under a new rule intended to prevent ethics abuses. The FAA said Friday the rule responds…

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FAA awards $2 million environmental grant to San Diego International

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a $2 million grant to San Diego International Airport to reduce the use of conventional fuels at the airport to improve air quality. “We are committed to helping airports around the country make the necessary infrastructure investments that will reduce fuel costs and help protect the environment,” said…

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238 FAA Airport Tower Closures Appear Inevitable

Even Harrison Ford advocating for general aviation this week did not change the FAA‘s plans to close the towers at up to 238 U.S. airports in an effort to trim costs required under the budget sequester. The FAA planned to announce a finalized closure list on Monday, but the agency delayed its release until today…

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U.S. and Australia cooperate for alternative aviation fuels

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Australia’s Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism have reached a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to continue research and development of clean, sustainable alternative aviation fuels. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and Australian Ambassador to the United States Kim Beazley signed the agreement today.…

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NBAA Letter to FAA Underscores Industry’s Pressing Tower-Closure Concerns

Contact: Dan Hubbard, (202) 783-9360, dhubbard@nbaa.org Washington, DC, March 13, 2013 – As the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) prepares to finalize a plan for closing nearly 170 air traffic control towers and other facilities, National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen yesterday wrote the FAA to outline the business aviation community’s significant…

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