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Computer problems ground American Airlines flights

American Airlines flights were grounded Tuesday afternoon while the carrier worked to repair its reservation system.

Tuesday - 04/16/2013, 04:52pm EDT

Tags: airlines, American Airlines, Dulles International Airport, airline fees, air travel,

Md. airports make plea to keep control towers

Tuesday - 03/12/2013, 11:58am EDT

Tags: Maryland airports

Va. schmoozed feds to get drone-testing site

The Federal Aviation Administration is soliciting proposals for six drone test sites, and Virginia officials are making their pitch.

Monday - 03/04/2013, 06:17am EST

Tags: Virginia General Assembly, drones,

Md. lawmakers take aim at laser-pointer aviation incidents

Hundreds of pilots nationwide reported last year that individuals on the ground were directing laser pointers at low-flying planes and helicopters.

Tuesday - 11/20/2012, 06:08am EST

Tags: dick uliano, laser pointers, Federal Aviation Administration, bwi, airport

Newport News airport gets $10.2M federal grant

The Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport has received a $10.2 million federal grant.

Tuesday - 09/25/2012, 03:20am EDT

Tags: Hampton Roads Executive Airport, Federal Aviation Administration, transportation

Flying eco lab could make planes more fuel efficient

From the outside, it looks like a normal jet, but the aircraft that landed at the Reagan National Airport is a flying test lab aimed at a greener future. It's called the EcoDemonstrator.

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 10:08am EDT

Tags: Reagan National Airport, andrew mollenbeck, environment

Fire at FAA facility leads to brief ground stop at 3 D.C. area airports

A small fire at a regional air traffic control facility Sunday morning caused a brief ground stop at all three D.C. area airports, according to the FAA.

Sunday - 09/02/2012, 12:09pm EDT

Tags: Potomac TRACON, Reagan National Airport, Dulles International Airport, BWI Marshall Airport

Cuts could delay FAA NextGen program 10 years

A Federal Aviation Administration program that would transform air traffic control and contribute billions of dollars to contractors' coffers could be scaled down and delayed a decade if $1.2 trillion in automatic federal cuts occur as scheduled on Jan. 2, according to a new report.

Tuesday - 08/14/2012, 09:17am EDT

Tags: sequestration, defense contractor, Boeing Co., TASC Inc., SRA International

Midnight was movie hour, nap time in New York air tower

Controllers on break inflated air mattresses and napped on the floor. Some left before their shifts were over. They cursed at managers, refused to train new controllers, and flouted rules requiring them to pass on weather advisories to pilots.

Friday - 05/11/2012, 01:01pm EDT

Tags: Bloomberg Businessweek, Alan Levin, Evan Seeley

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