Topic: Federal Aviation Administration
The Federal Aviation Administration is revamping tower procedures after an air traffic controller nodded off, forcing two pilots to land on their own at night. Controller fatigue is a concern.
03/26/2011 05:33 pm
The US secretary of Transportation has asked airports to consider adding a second air-traffic controller to their overnight shifts. But one key congressman says that would be a waste of money.
03/25/2011 03:32 pm
The lone air-traffic controller at Reagan airport Wednesday night may have been snoozing, but safeguards allowed planes to land, say aviation officials.
03/24/2011 07:48 pm
'We need to overhaul IAEA,' says Najmedin Meshkati of University of Southern California, repeating a call that is gaining traction amid the Japan nuclear crisis.
03/17/2011 07:19 pm
Long Beach Airport: A salvage company took the wreckage to a facility near Palmdale where federal investigators will examine it and try to determine the cause of the crash, said Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration.
03/17/2011 05:33 pm
Pop culture has long helped fuel an irrational fear of radiation, and dire warnings about Japan's embattled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant are likely overblown, scientists say.
03/17/2011 01:17 pm
The Senate rejected a bid to repeal Obama's health-care law on a party-line vote Wednesday. The GOP is ratcheting up pressure on potentially vulnerable Senate Democrats in 2012.
02/02/2011 08:28 pm
Snowfall totals in the Northeast were big, but schoolkids were on vacation already, and in many cases their parents had time off from work.
12/27/2010 04:12 pm
The New York area's JFK airport, LaGuardia airport, and Liberty airport all shut down after Christmas. Despite a winter weather advisory, the airports hope to open Monday.
12/27/2010 12:45 pm
As 2010 draws to a close, its time to reflect upon the joys and sorrows of the past twelve months. It's also time to think about the truly weird things that we witnessed. Here's our top ten list.
12/20/2010 12:46 pm