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FAA, Controllers Coping With Chicago Outage
September 28, 2014 Capacity is steadily increasing at airports affected by the sabotage of critical communications equipment at Chicago Center on...

Canadian Lancaster Back Home
September 28, 2014 The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum's Lancaster bomber is back at its home base in Hamilton, Ontario (about 40 miles west of...

Air France Pilots End Strike
September 28, 2014 Air France pilots ended a two-week strike Sunday but did so without resolving its fight with the company. The SNPL, Air...

Two Killed, Two Hurt In Young Eagles Midair (Updated)
September 27, 2014 A pilot and a boy are dead while another pilot and a young woman suffered minor injuries after a midair collision involving...

Report: Hollywood Gets First UAS Approvals
September 23, 2014 Forbes blogger Gregory S. McNeal is reporting that the FAA will make a major announcement on the commercial use of unmanned...

FAA Calls ADS-B 'Summit'
September 21, 2014 The FAA says it's done its part and now it's up to the aviation industry to meet the 2020 deadline for mandatory ADS-B...

FAA Changes Certification Process
September 21, 2014 While there is currently no backlog of certification applications at the FAA, the agency says it's changing the way it...

Congressmen Want Controller Hiring Scheme Scrapped
September 21, 2014 Two Illinois congressmen have introduced legislation that would force the FAA to abandon a controversial new recruitment...

AOPA Says Homebuilding An Aeronautical Use
September 20, 2014 AOPA says pretty much anything to do with aircraft storage and active maintenance and construction should be considered an...

JetBlue Engine Failure Prompts Evacuation
September 18, 2014 An engine failure and a proliferation of cellphones resulted in the dramatic and well-covered return of a JetBlue flight to...