Air Traffic Control
A lightning bolt strikes the air traffic control tower at BWI–injuring an employee and grounding planes for hours.
The Federal Aviation Administration says it’s suspended all employee furloughs and says air traffic facilities will begin returning to regular staffing levels over the next 24 hours.
In Maryland and across the nation, airline passengers are bracing for the worst. Federal budget cuts hit the FAA and trigger big delays at airports. Some are already seeing three hour backups!
Officials in western Maryland plan to discuss this week raising user fees at the Hagerstown Regional Airport.
As thousands of soldiers return home from Iraq, a group of Marylanders prepares to go back.
There’s a big shake-up at the Federal Aviation Administration in the wake of air traffic controllers falling asleep while on duty. Now the chief who oversees the nation’s air traffic system has resigned.
A broad aviation bill that would advance modernization of the nation’s air traffic control system and boost airport construction was approved Thursday by the Senate.