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  • O'Hare noise commission silent on voter referendums

    O'Hare noise commission silent on voter referendums
    This week's voter referendums on jet noise were the elephant in the room that officials did not address Friday during a meeting of the O'Hare Noise Compatibility Commission. Commission members instead went through the motions of conducting their...
  • FAA outlines strategy to recover from air-traffic control outages

    FAA outlines strategy to recover from air-traffic control outages
    Tighter security has been implemented to "detect and counter insider threats" against the nation's radar facilities that direct airplanes, following the arson attack two months ago by a worker at an air-traffic control center west of Chicago, the...
  • Azul Brazilian Airlines gets approval for Fort Lauderdale flights

    Azul Brazilian Airlines gets approval for Fort Lauderdale flights
    Low-cost Azul Brazilian Airlines has received federal approval to sell tickets for flights between Fort Lauderdale and the Sao Paulo/Campinas area of Brazil. Approval by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration...
  • FAA should curb its regulatory authority over commercial drone use

    For more than half a century, the Federal Aviation Administration has piloted the development of sensible aviation regulation in the United States. Unfortunately, when Congress enacted legislation in 2012 directing the FAA to craft rules for small...
  • Airline Seat Rebuttal

          My column Tuesday focused on a proposal by the National Association of Airline Passengers to have the FAA set minimum standards for the width of passengers seats and the amount of legroom, expressed in terms of “seat pitch.”    I...
  • New hangars, taxiways part of major changes at Leesburg International Airport

    LEESBURG — From its beginnings as an Army airfield to advances that ushered in international-airport status, the city's airport is making yet more changes to become a leading transportation hub. Leesburg International Airport's taxiways have...
  • New O'Hare noise complaint hotline, website take off

     New O'Hare noise complaint hotline, website take off
    There are new ways for residents fed up with jet noise from O'Hare International Airport to file complaints. Two state lawmakers representing the northwest suburbs, Sen. Dan Kotowski and Rep. Marty Moylan, on Monday announced a noise pollution...
  • NASA is bringing 'Jetsons' flying car closer to reality

    NASA is bringing 'Jetsons' flying car closer to reality
    It's been more than half a century since George Jetson first left his Skypad apartment in Orbit City, hopped into his bubble-top aerocar and flew off to his job at Spacely Space Sprockets. And ever since the animated series "The Jetsons" first aired...
  • No-fly zones over Disney have cynical Mickey-haters smelling a rat

    No-fly zones over Disney have cynical Mickey-haters smelling a rat
    Somewhere in Washington, there are committees of bureaucrats assigned to assess which American icons are most likely to be attacked by terrorists. At the Federal Aviation Administration, there is such a task force that looks at national landmarks to guess...
  • People Express told to leave Newport News-Williamsburg airport terminal

    People Express told to leave Newport News-Williamsburg airport terminal
    The Peninsula Airport Commission gave People Express notice to leave the Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport terminal Monday because the company has not paid the airport approximately $100,000 in passenger facility charges. The money has...
  • No-fly zones over Disney parks face new scrutiny

    No-fly zones over Disney parks face new scrutiny
    The "Happiest Place on Earth" has some of the strictest airspace in America. One day last month, an odd pair of security alerts appeared on the Federal Aviation Administration's website, reminding pilots that they are not allowed to fly into two areas...