The Federal Aviation Administration will keep open for now the 149 control towers at small airports that were slated to close as the result of governmentwide automatic spending cuts imposed by Congress, the Transportation Department said Friday. Full story
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Aviation Administration has sufficient funds to keep 149 low activity contract towers originally slated for closure in June open for the remainder of fiscal year 2013, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said in a statement. Full story
If you travel by air and dread the 15 minutes or so during takeoff when you're unable to use electronics, you're not alone. Almost every adult carries an electronic device on a plane, and only two-thirds of them remember (or care) to turn it off while the plane gets airborne. Full story
American Airlines has agreed to pay $24.9 million to settle $162 million in potential fines that were proposed by U.S. safety regulators. Full story
Politico’s Darren Samuelson talks about his report that advocates for other agencies facing across-the-board budget cuts are lining up, looking for fixes of their own.
President Obama wasn’t able to immediately sign the bill giving the FAA the ability to defray spending cuts because of a typo that needs to be fixed. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.
Democrats split on how to move forward on the sequestration. Chris Hayes talks about the sequestration with Congresswoman Karen Bass.
NBC’s Kristen Welker spotlights Congress’ ability to pass a bill, allowing the FAA to use other money in its budget to end sequester-related furloughs, after pressure from the public
Gordon Bethune, former Continental Airlines Chairman & CEO, shares his views on the politics behind the FAA furloughs.
House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers, R-Ky., left, confers with Rep. Tom Latham, R-Iowa, chairman of the House Appropriations subcommittee on Transportation, as they question Federal Aviation Administration chief Michael Huerta about flight delays that are being caused b
Raytheon's fleet of Cobra Unmanned Aircraft Systems are FAA airworthy certified.
The front end of a Hawker Beachcraft Premier jet sits in a room of a home on Iowa Street in South Bend, Ind., Sunday, March 17, 2013. Authorities say a private jet apparently experiencing mechanical trouble crashed resulting in injuries. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Roland Herwig says t
An aircraft taxis on the runway at the Ramona Airport in Ramona, California March 12, 2013. The airport's air traffic control is on the Federal Aviation Administration proposed sequester cutback list causing concern for local disaster response due to the Cal Fire air attack base located there. REUTE