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.
A potentially deadly prank. A teenager is accused of pointing a laser at a Maryland State Police helicopter, putting the pilot in danger.
The bill temporarily extending the FAA’s operating authority through mid-September includes a provision that would eliminate subsidies for Hagerstown and nine other communities.
President Barack Obama signed the legislation into law, clearing the way for thousands of employees to return to work and hundreds of airport construction projects to resume.
Senate to vote on House bill extending FAA’s operating authority through mid-September, and provision to eliminate air service subsidies.
The newest stalemate in Congress is having a major impact on the nation’s airports. A funding dispute in Washington has shut down the FAA, putting tens of thousans of people out of work across the country.
A federal subsidy for air travel in Hagerstown is in jeopardy because of a partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration.
It may be used as a plaything, but laser pointers are deadly serious when focused on aircrafts. Incidents of pilots being temporary blinded has nearly doubled.
The Federal Aviation Administration took new steps Wednesday to fix problems in the nation’s air traffic control system, firing two controllers for sleeping on the job and ordering a higher level of supervision over aircraft carrying the first lady or vice president.
The federal government is going to bat for airline passengers.
The National Transportation Safety Board has opened an investigation into the aborted landing of a plane carrying first lady Michelle Obama earlier this week.