Federal Aviation Administration

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1 Dead, 1 Hurt In Small Plane Crash

Montgomery County authorities say one person is dead and one person is injured in a small plane crash in Laytonsville.

07/16/2012

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Authorities Warn Of Penalties Against Laser Pointers Targeting Pilots Flying Planes

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.

05/17/2012

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NORAD To Conduct Flights Over D.C. Region

The North American Aerospace Defense Command and Federal Aviation Administration will be conducting flights in the Washington area over the next two weeks.

04/30/2012

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Congress Reaches Compromise Ending Partial FAA Shutdown

Senate to vote on House bill extending FAA’s operating authority through mid-September, and provision to eliminate air service subsidies.

08/04/2011

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Tougher Penalties For Laser Pointers Aimed At Aircrafts

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.

06/01/2011

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FAA Orders Air Traffic Control Management Shake-Up

The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday replaced three top managers in the nation’s air traffic control system following embarrassing incidents of controllers sleeping on the job and making potentially dangerous mistakes.

04/29/2011

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FAA Shifts Managers After Obama Plane Incident

A week after a plane carrying first lady Michelle Obama aborted a landing at Andrews Air Force Base, the Federal Aviation Administration has changed top managers at the radar center that handled the aircraft.

04/28/2011

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Michelle Obama’s Plane Flew Closer To Big Jet

Safety investigators say a plane carrying first lady Michelle Obama this week came closer to a big military cargo jet than previously reported.

04/22/2011

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NTSB Investigates Aborted Landing Of Obama Plane

The National Transportation Safety Board has opened an investigation into the aborted landing of a plane carrying first lady Michelle Obama earlier this week.

04/20/2011

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FAA To Make More Changes In Wake Of Sleeping Air Traffic Controllers

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.

04/14/2011

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Feds Investigating Safety Of Commercial Airplanes

There’s a focus on Southwest Airlines. Federal investigators are now scrutinizing the safety of an entire fleet of planes.

04/05/2011

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Investigation Expands After Cracks Found In Southwest Planes

The federal government is mandating new safety inspections after a hole ripped open in a Southwest jet.

04/05/2011

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