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  • FAA to review standards for older aircraft after fuselage tear in Southwest Airlines jet

     
    In reaction to last week's emergency landing of a Southwest Airlines jet after a gash suddenly opened in its fuselage, the nation's top avation official on Wednesday ordered a review of a Federal Aviation Administration program that oversees aging...
  • FAA Cracking Down on Lasers Pointed at Planes

    FAA Cracking Down on Lasers Pointed at Planes
    Laser pointers may seem like they're just a toy, but to pilots they're a serious problem. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced Wednesday anyone caught shining a laser at an airplane can face a fine of up to $11,000. "2005 is when we first...
  • O'Hare runway construction: Flying into a danger zone

    O'Hare runway construction: Flying into a danger zone
    The almost-completed first phase of O'Hare International Airport's expansion had close calls that could have resulted in fatal airplane crashes, according to a Tribune investigation of incidents filed with the Federal Aviation Administration. As the...
  • FAA Official Resigns Amid Sleeping-On-The-Job Cases

    FAA Official Resigns Amid Sleeping-On-The-Job Cases
    WASHINGTON -- The Federal Aviation Administration official in charge of operating the air traffic control system has resigned amid revelations that several controllers have fallen asleep on the job this year, the FAA chief said Thursday Stepping down...
  • FAA Controller Suspended For Letting Planes Fly Too Close

    FAA Controller Suspended For Letting Planes Fly Too Close
    WASHINGTON -- An air traffic control supervisor and the crew of a Southwest Airlines jet have been suspended after the controller asked the Southwest Boeing 737 to fly in the vicinity of a small Cirrus aircraft in an effort to check on the welfare of...
  • Boeing Field air traffic controller fired for sleeping

    Boeing Field air traffic controller fired for sleeping
    A third air traffic controller has been fired for sleeping on the job, even as some say naps should be allowed during working hours to enhance controller attentiveness. The termination of the controller followed several highly publicized incidents that...
  • Another Air Controller Sleeps

    Another Air Controller Sleeps
    U.S. aviation regulators, investigating unsettling disclosures of sleeping air traffic controllers, will ban scheduling practices most likely to result in drowsiness at work. The Federal Aviation Administration also said on Saturday it had suspended a...
  • FAA Issues New Rules To Keep Controllers Awake

    FAA Issues New Rules To Keep Controllers Awake
    The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Sunday issued new work rules aimed at preventing air traffic controllers from falling asleep on the job during overnight hours. Six separate incidents have alarmed regulators and safety advocates in recent...
  • Los Angeles Aircraft Become High Targets for Laser Beams

    Los Angeles Aircraft Become High Targets for Laser Beams
    LOS ANGELES -- More laser beams were pointed at aircraft flying into Los Angeles' seven area airports than any other area in the nation last year, creating a potentially deadly hazard that can distract or even temporarily blind pilots, according to the...
  • FAA Chief Resigns After DUI Arrest

    FAA Chief Resigns After DUI Arrest
    WASHINGTON -- Federal Aviation Administrator Randy Babbitt resigned Tuesday, three days after he was arrested on a drunk driving charge near his suburban Washington home. In a brief statement released to the media, Babbitt said he had submitted his...
  • IDOT 'safe driving' spokesman busted for DUI, remains on the job

    IDOT 'safe driving' spokesman busted for DUI, remains on the job
    An Illinois Department of Transportation official who has represented the agency at events about safe driving remains on the job following his arrest last month for allegedly driving drunk. Carmen W. Iacullo, 58, was arrested Nov. 20 in west suburban...