August 3, 2011 |
For the second straight day, President Obama pressured Congress to come back to Washington and resolve an ongoing stalemate that has put thousands of Federal Aviation Administration employees on an abrupt, unpaid leave and left the agency unable to collect ticket fees to the tune of $200 million a week. Congress adjourned this week after passage of the debt-ceiling bill, and is not expected to return until September. By that time, the loss of revenue from ticket fees could amount to $1 billion.
September 13, 2011 |
The House of Representatives on Tuesday quickly and unanimously passed a bill temporarily extending funding for the Federal Aviation Administration and federal highway programs. Funding for more than 1 million federal employees and construction jobs was set to expire by Oct. 1 if extensions were not passed. Though both parties had misgivings about the bill, no House members wanted to be tied to a big job loss. The FAA's funding through Jan. 31 comes from the 22nd consecutive extension bill since the last long-term funding bill expired in 2007.
June 29, 2012 |
U.S. regulators warned manufacturers of so-called light-sport aircraft that many of them are violating safety standards and could be shut down. Most makers aren't following rules that were streamlined to help a struggling industry, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a Federal Register filing Thursday. Manufacturers audited by the agency couldn't prove that planes were properly built and inspected, and weren't able to notify plane owners of safety directives, the FAA said.
December 5, 2011 |
The head of the Federal Aviation Administration has been placed on administrative leave after his arrest over the weekend for allegedly driving while intoxicated in Virginia, according to the Associated Press. Randy Babbitt, 65, was arrested by police in Fairfax, Va. Saturday for allegedly driving on the wrong side of the road. Babbitt cooperated with the arrest and was released on his recognizance after posting a bond, the Fairfax police department said in a release. The FAA had no immediate comment.
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June 13, 2013 |
A jet taxiing on the runway at Chino Airport struck a hangar Thursday evening, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said. There were no immediate reports of injuries after the Challenger jet struck the hangar, said Ian Gregor, an FAA spokesman in Los Angeles. The fixed-wing multi-engine aircraft is registered to Grady International Inc. in Irvine, according to online FAA records. No other details were immediately available. ALSO: Ex-Simi Valley teacher denies sexual relationship with child Bryan Stow returns home two years after Dodger Stadium beating Rifle used in Santa Monica College shooting may have been altered Twitter: @LAJourno firstname.lastname@example.org
January 30, 2012 |
The Federal Aviation Administration has pushed back the date when it will propose new rules for the use of small drones in national airspace. The FAA had said it planned on issuing its proposal, seen as the first step toward opening the nation's skyways to drone aircraft, by this month. But now the earliest that the rules will be published is sometime "this spring," the FAA said. The agency did not provide specifics on why the date was being postponed. Meanwhile, a number of industries interested in using drones, such as utility companies and law enforcement agencies, are awaiting the FAA's proposal.