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Government, Business, Logistics

Government Shutdown Strains Emerge in US Air Travel System

Atlanta Airport A line of people wait in the security line at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. (Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg News)

The strain of a 34-day partial government shutdown is weighing on the nation’s air-travel system, both the federal workers who make it go and the airlines that depend on them. Air traffic controllers and airport security agents continued to work without pay — they will miss a second biweekly paycheck Jan. 25 — but high absentee rates raise the threat of long airport lines, or worse.

David Koenig | Associated Press
January 24, 2019
Government, Business

House to Take Up FAA Bill as Early as Sept. 26

TSA Precheck at Orlando International Airport TSA Precheck at Orlando International Airport. (John Raoux/AP)

A five-year bill that would authorize federal aviation programs set to expire at the end of the month could be called up for a vote in the U.S. House as early as Sept. 26.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 25, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

FAA Warns of Drone Collision Risks With Airplanes

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The millions of small civilian drones plying the nation’s skies can cause significant damage to airliners and business jets in a midair collision, new research commissioned by the Federal Aviation Administration concluded.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
November 28, 2017
Government

FAA Deputy Administrator Mike Whitaker to Leave Agency

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Deputy Administrator Mike Whitaker will leave the Federal Aviation Administration at the end of June, the agency announced May 24.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
May 24, 2016
Government, Business

Senate Advances Short-Term FAA Measure

The Senate on March 17 easily advanced a short-term aviation bill that would keep Federal Aviation Administration programs authorized through July 15.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 17, 2016
Government, Business

Senate Panel Advances FAA Reform Bill Sans Trucking Provision

WASHINGTON — A trucking-related provision that had been contested in the House was not included in an aviation reform bill a Senate panel advanced March 16.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 16, 2016
Government, Business

House Leaders Introduce FAA Extension Bill, Sans Trucking Provisions

The leaders of the transportation and the tax-writing committees in the House on March 10 introduced legislation that would authorize aviation programs through July 15.

Transport Topics
March 10, 2016
Government, Business

Trucking Provision Absent From Senate's FAA Reform Bill

WASHINGTON — A provision related to truck drivers that drew controversy in the House will not be part of an aviation reform bill that a Senate panel will consider March 16.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 9, 2016
Government, Business

Provision Pre-Empting State Laws on Truckers' Meal Breaks Revived in House

An aviation reform bill that would pre-empt certain state laws regarding meal and rest breaks for truckers will be taken up by a House committee next week.

Eric Miller and Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporters
February 4, 2016
Business, Technology

Amazon Says Approval for Drone Tests Too Little, Too Late

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Amazon.com Inc. said the U.S. regulatory approval it received last week to test deliveries by unmanned aircraft, or drones, is too little, too late.

March 25, 2015

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