Monthly Archives: March 2013

FAA Issues List of Air Traffic Control Towers Slated to Close Because of the Sequester

The Federal Aviation Administration today, March 22, 2013, issued the list of the 149 contract towers it will close over a four week period beginning on April 7, 2013, as part of the FAA’s effort to deal with the effect … Continue reading

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FAA Approves Boeing 787 Certification Plan for Battery System

On March 12, 2013, the Federal Aviation Administration announced that it has approved Boeing’s certification plan for a redesigned 787 battery system.  The FAA stated in its press release that it had thoroughly reviewed Boeing’s proposed modifications and the company’s … Continue reading

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New DOT Inspector General Report Adds Fuel to the Already Simmering Air Traffic Control Safety Concerns

While Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta sat in the witness chair on February 27, 2013, sitting on his desk was a new Audit Report from the Office of Inspector General concluding that FAA’s efforts to track and mitigate air … Continue reading

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