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FAA Suspends Two Employees After Child Talks to Pilots on ATC Frequency

March 3rd, 2010 by admin, Comments Off on FAA Suspends Two Employees After Child Talks to Pilots on ATC Frequency

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Aviation Administration announced today that two employees at John F. Kennedy Airport Tower are on administrative leave following an incident last month when a child was permitted to talk with pilots on an air traffic control frequency.

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FAA Proposes $1.2 Million Civil Penalty for GE Caledonian

February 19th, 2010 by admin, Comments Off on FAA Proposes $1.2 Million Civil Penalty for GE Caledonian

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FAA has proposed a civil penalty of $1,225,000 for GE Caledonian, an FAA-certificated foreign repair station based in Scotland, for improper maintenance procedures involving 101 engines over a three and one-half year period.

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FAA Proposes $2.9 Million Civil Penalty Against American Eagle Airlines

February 17th, 2010 by admin, Comments Off on FAA Proposes $2.9 Million Civil Penalty Against American Eagle Airlines

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed a $2.9 million civil penalty against American Eagle Airlines for operating more than 1,000 flights using airplanes on which improper repairs were performed on landing gear doors.

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FAA Seeks Public Comment on Pilot Certification

February 4th, 2010 by admin, Comments Off on FAA Seeks Public Comment on Pilot Certification

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Call to Action to enhance airline safety following last year’s Colgan Air accident in Buffalo, NY, the FAA today asked for recommendations to improve pilot qualification and training requirements.

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FAA Statement on NTSB Flight 3407 Report

February 2nd, 2010 by admin, Comments Off on FAA Statement on NTSB Flight 3407 Report

WASHINGTON, DC – In the past year, the FAA has driven significant improvements in pilot professionalism, training, and background checks. We will soon publish proposed federal rules to prevent pilot fatigue and further improve training.

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FAA Proposes Nearly $2.5 Million Civil Penalty Against American Eagle Airlines

February 1st, 2010 by admin, Comments Off on FAA Proposes Nearly $2.5 Million Civil Penalty Against American Eagle Airlines

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed a civil penalty totaling almost $2.5 million against American Eagle Airlines for operating flights without adequately ensuring the weight of baggage was properly calculated.

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FAA Sends Temporary Air Traffic Control Tower to Haiti

January 21st, 2010 by admin, Comments Off on FAA Sends Temporary Air Traffic Control Tower to Haiti

WASHINGTON, D.C. – At the request of the Haitian government, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration dispatched a portable, temporary control tower to Haiti today to help assist with aircraft operations at Port-au-Prince International Airport.

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FAA Begins Using Safer Satellite Tracking System

January 12th, 2010 by admin, Comments Off on FAA Begins Using Safer Satellite Tracking System

WASHINGTON — Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Randy Babbitt announced today that Houston air traffic controllers are beginning to use an improved satellite-based system – Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) — to more efficiently and safely separate and manage aircraft flying over the Gulf of Mexico.

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Tetra Tech Awarded $200 Million FAA Navigation Technical Assistance Contract

January 5th, 2010 by admin, Comments Off on Tetra Tech Awarded $200 Million FAA Navigation Technical Assistance Contract

PASADENA, Calif. – Tetra Tech, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded the $200 million Navigation Technical Assistance Contract (NAVTAC) with the Federal Aviation Administration

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FAA Convenes First International Runway Safety Conference

November 24th, 2009 by admin, Comments Off on FAA Convenes First International Runway Safety Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in cooperation with the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and the MITRE Corporation, will hold the first International Runway Safety Conference December 1-3, 2009

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