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  • FAA: Southwest can use planes that missed inspection, for now

    Federal officials have agreed to let Southwest Airlines Co. keep flying planes that missed an inspection of a backup rudder system if the planes are checked in the next five days. Southwest grounded 128 planes — about one-fifth of its fleet &...
  • United issues warning to pilots after cockpit errors

    United issues warning to pilots after cockpit errors
    United Airlines last month issued a stern and blunt bulletin to its pilots expressing concerns over safety. In the Jan. 9 bulletin, Chicago-based United reportedly called for stricter compliance with cockpit rules and procedures and cited several...
  • Airport Authority could end year with money in bank

    Airport Authority could end year with money in bank
    If all goes as planned, the long-struggling Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority will have paid off its crushing court debt and have $5 million in the bank by the end of this year. That's the financial picture airport officials laid out Tuesday, but...
  • Storm leads to flight delays, lower speeds in Pennsylvania

    Another winter storm descended on Pennsylvania over the weekend, bringing snow and ice to much of the commonwealth, halting flights into Philadelphia for a couple of hours and prompting speed reductions on many highways. The National Weather Service...
  • Companies increasingly turn to tech to keep drones out of no-fly zones

    Low-cost hobby drones are making the power of flight accessible to anyone with a few hundred bucks to spare. But a combination of technology and safety laws could take the controls out of users' hands. When a DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter drone crashed at the...
  • Pilot shortage means business for flight schools

    Pilot shortage means business for flight schools
    An imminent pilot shortage has enrollment taking off at Florida flight schools. About 35,000 pilots are expected to retire within the next six years, the result of captains and first officers facing mandatory retirement at 65. Regional airlines...
  • Snowstorm wrapping up with downgraded totals

    Snowstorm wrapping up with downgraded totals
    The Lehigh Valley remains under a winter storm warning until 6 a.m. Sunday, though the snow that had decreased visibility Saturday afternoon had slowed by Saturday evening and was expected to end by midnight. There is a chance of freezing rain after...
  • Lawmaker with lavish decor billed private planes, concerts

    Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, a rising Republican star already facing an ethics inquiry, has spent taxpayer and campaign funds on flights aboard private planes owned by some of his key donors, The Associated Press has found. There also have been other...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    AP Exclusive: Officials try to predict if inmates will commit new crimes, with uneven results States are trying to reduce prison populations with secretive, new psychological assessments to predict which inmates will commit future crimes and who might be...
  • Drones play a role in Hampton Roads science, research

    Drones play a role in Hampton Roads science, research
    In a few months, a pair of small unmanned drones will soar over forests and swamps in southwestern Nigeria, their onboard cameras scanning the ground for the remains of a lost civilization. They'll be sussing out the scars of large-scale ditches and...
  • New flight paths angering residents in Phoenix, other cities

    Steve Dreiseszun says he cannot sit in his backyard or read a story to his son without a sense of dread. For the past several months, he and other residents in a Phoenix neighborhood of historic homes have been jolted — sometimes out of their sleep...