While control towers are being saved, the FAA is looking to cut back in other ways. A plan is in the works that could slash contract weather observers from some of the busiest airports. It’s a move some say could compromise flight safety.
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!
Days before the busiest travel day of the year, state lawmakers are taking aim at a disturbing trend that makes flying more dangerous. They want stiffer penalties for pointing a laser at a plane.
Crisfield Municipal Airport has been awarded a grant of more than $78,000 to update its master plan.
A $92,000 federal grant will help plan the future of the Cambridge-Dorchester Airport.
Looming budget cuts to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) could drastically impact airline travel in our region. Lawmakers have the power to lessen the blow but they are running out of time.
The Federal Aviation Administration is mandating new safeguards that affect BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport in Maryland. This comes after a miscommunication caused a near-miss in the sky.
Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport has been awarded a $12 million grant to improve and upgrade runaways.
Montgomery County authorities say one person is dead and one person is injured in a small plane crash in Laytonsville.
Laser pointers shined into the eyes of pilots in the air. The Feds are pushing for stiff new penalties against laser strikes. A WJZ investigation brought the problem to light here in Maryland.
U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin says Frederick Municipal Airport will be the first general-aviation airport in Maryland using new technology to track aircraft.