July 29, 1987 |
T. Allan McArtor's congressman missed this week's swearing-in of the new head of the Federal Aviation Administration because the lawmaker's flight to Washington was 90 minutes late. Rep. Don Sundquist (R-Tenn.) said Tuesday that his flight from Memphis to Washington on Monday afternoon became a nearly 3 1/2-hour ordeal. Normally, he said, it would have taken him two hours to arrive in the capital.
September 9, 1988
Foreign airlines serving the United States would be required to file written security programs and have them approved under regulations proposed by the Federal Aviation Administration. FAA Administrator T. Allan McArtor said in a statement the proposal "reflects the increased importance placed on civil aviation security worldwide because of the continuing threat of international terrorism."
June 5, 1987 |
President Reagan announced today that he will nominate business executive T. Allan McArtor to head the Federal Aviation Administration, the agency charged with keeping the nation's skies safe. McArtor, 44, a vice president of Federal Express and an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War, would succeed Donald D. Engen in the top FAA post. Engen, 62, is leaving the agency in July to take a job in private business.
August 13, 1988 |
The Federal Aviation Administration plans to accelerate the certification of fixed-wing aircraft capable of taking off and landing vertically so they might be available for civilian use by the mid-1990s, officials said Friday. FAA Administrator T.
December 10, 2000
Passengers booked on Legend Airlines flights had to scramble for other travel arrangements last weekend after the Texas-based carrier suspended operations and filed for federal bankruptcy protection. The carrier, which featured what it called first-class service at coach prices on flights from Dallas to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Washington and New York City, began flying in April. T.