Air traffic control

Jan. 12, 2014: Passengers exit a Southwest Airlines flight that was supposed to land at Branson Airport in Branson, Mo., but instead landed at Taney County Airport, in Hollister, Mo., that only has about half as much runway. (AP Photo/ Scott Schieffer)

Audio captures confusion of wrong-airport landing

DALLAS (AP) — A newly released air traffic control recording captures the confusion when a Southwest plane landed at the wrong Missouri airport in January. Southwest Airlines Co. said Monday that the captain and co-pilot […]

03/24/2014

Site of Boeing 777 Asiana Airlines flight 214 that crashed while landing at the San Francisco International Airport. (National Transportation Security Board / AP Photo)

NTSB findings on SF plane crash at a glance

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After departing from Shanghai and stopping in Seoul, Asiana Flight 214 makes its final approach into San Francisco International Airport following a 10-hour flight across the Pacific Ocean. A preliminary review […]

07/08/2013

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FAA to staff 72 airport control towers at night

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seventy-two airport towers and other air traffic control facilities that were slated to close at night due to budget cuts will get to stay open, the Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday. The […]

05/08/2013

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Obama to sign measure restoring controllers, but spokesman says it’s a ‘Band-Aid solution’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will sign a measure approved by Congress today that would end the furloughs of air traffic controllers. But a spokesman says it’s just a “Band-Aid solution” to the problems caused by automatic spending cuts.

04/26/2013

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Gov’t warns of more flight delays as blame flies

NEW YORK (AP) — A day after flight delays plagued much of the U.S., air travel is smoother Tuesday. But the government is warning passengers that the situation can change by the hour as it runs the nation’s air traffic control system with a smaller staff.

04/23/2013

Flight monitors at Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey. (AP Photo)

Flight delays pile up Monday after FAA budget cuts

NEW YORK (AP) — It was a tough start to the week for many air travelers as federal budget cuts led to cascading delays along the East Coast Monday morning.

04/22/2013

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FAA furloughs kick in, but flights come in on time

(AP) – Fears that furloughs of air traffic controllers by the Federal Aviation Administration would result in massive flight delays or cancellations are turning out to be unfounded as the cutbacks kick in.

04/21/2013

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L.A. supers vote to oppose closure of air traffic towers

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Board of Supervisors voted today to oppose the planned closure of two local air traffic control towers as part of a $600 million cut to the Federal Aviation Administration.

03/27/2013

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FAA to close 149 air traffic towers under cuts

CHICAGO (AP) — Under orders to trim hundreds of millions of dollars from its budget, the Federal Aviation Administration released a final list Friday of 149 air traffic control facilities that it will close at small airports around the country starting early next month.

03/22/2013

Endeavour's L.A. flyover: Video from FA18

Hear the pilots and air traffic control talking during Endeavour’s extended aerial view tour of Southern California on September 21, 2012. Views include Malibu, Dodger Stadium, California Science Center, the Los Angeles Colosseum, downtown Los Angeles, […]

10/21/2012

FAA says changes cut risk of O'Hare collisions

CHICAGO (AP) – Federal aviation authorities say they’ve taken steps to eliminate the risk of midair collisions over two runways at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. The new procedures were implemented after two near misses in […]

09/26/2012