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FAA Says Computer Glitch is Fixed

November 19th, 2009 by admin, Comments Off on FAA Says Computer Glitch is Fixed

WASHINGTON, D.C. – At approximately 5:00 am EST a router problem disrupted a number of air traffic management services including flight plan processing. The problem was resolved at approximately 9:00 am EST.

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FAA Finalizes Changes in Hudson River Airspace to Enhance Safety

November 16th, 2009 by admin, Comments Off on FAA Finalizes Changes in Hudson River Airspace to Enhance Safety

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today finalized a federal rule, effective November 19, 2009, that will enhance safety by separating low-altitude, local aircraft flights over the Hudson River from flights transiting through the river airspace.

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FAA Takes Steps to Ensure ‘No-Radio’ Flights are Properly Tracked and Reported

November 13th, 2009 by admin, Comments Off on FAA Takes Steps to Ensure ‘No-Radio’ Flights are Properly Tracked and Reported

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Aviation Administration is updating training and procedures for handling the loss of two-way communication with aircraft and how other agencies are notified, after a detailed review of air traffic contact with Northwest Airlines Flight 188 on October 21, 2009.

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FAA Revokes Pilot Licenses

October 27th, 2009 by admin, Comments Off on FAA Revokes Pilot Licenses

The Federal Aviation Administration has revoked the licenses of two Northwest Airlines pilots who overflew their destination airport on October 21, 2009 while operating Flight 188 from San Diego to Minneapolis.

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FAA Proposes $5.4 Million Civil Penalty for US Airways, Inc.

October 14th, 2009 by admin, Comments Off on FAA Proposes $5.4 Million Civil Penalty for US Airways, Inc.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed a $5.4 million civil penalty against US Airways, Inc. for allegedly operating eight aircraft on a total of 1,647 flights from October 2008 to January 2009 while not in compliance with certain Airworthiness Directives (ADs) or the airline’s maintenance program. ADs are rules issued by […]

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FAA Releases Audio Recording of Hudson River Collision

October 11th, 2009 by admin, Comments Off on FAA Releases Audio Recording of Hudson River Collision

WASHINGTON — The FAA has released the audio recording of the air traffic controller’s telephone call with a friend in the moments before a small plane and a tour helicopter collided, killing nine people.
Transcripts of the conversation were previously released, but the FAA had refused to release the 29-minute audio recording until now. The recording […]

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FAA Approves 1st U.S. Ground Based Augmentation System

September 22nd, 2009 by admin, Comments Off on FAA Approves 1st U.S. Ground Based Augmentation System

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced the approval of Honeywell’s Smartpath Precision Landing System, clearing the way for increased safety and efficiency at airports by providing precise navigation service based on the global positioning system (GPS). The first U.S.-approved system is located in Memphis, TN and will become operational early next year. […]

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FAA Mandates Timely Activation of Ice Protection Systems for New Designs

August 3rd, 2009 by admin, Comments Off on FAA Mandates Timely Activation of Ice Protection Systems for New Designs

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today changed its certification standards for transport category airplanes to require either the automatic activation of ice protection systems or a method to tell pilots when they should be activated.

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