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ATM modernization is good for the environment

Raytheon is working with the FAA to help them guide and track air traffic more precisely and efficiently. And the entire planet is benefitting. Because finding the most efficient way to a destination means lessening aviation's impact on the environment - saving fuel, reducing carbon emissions and cutting down on noise. Transformation of air travel - it's happening today.

Tags: Raytheon , Air Traffic Management Report , technology

Tuesday - 10/02/2012, 03:06pm EDT

FAA chief says voting claim under federal review

The head of the Federal Aviation Administration says an independent federal agency is investigating allegations that FAA managers in Seattle urged employees to vote Democratic in the upcoming election.FAA acting Administrator Michael Huerta says no one from his agency or elsewhere in the Obama administration gave such directions about how to vote.

Tags: Hatch Act , OSC , Michael Huerta

Wednesday - 09/12/2012, 04:10pm EDT

FAA to study use of electronics on planes

In March the FAA raised hopes that it might loosen rules for electronic devices by saying it would "explore ways to bring together all of the key stakeholders involved."

Tags: technology , Federal Drive , Michael Huerta , Transportation

Monday - 08/27/2012, 05:53pm EDT

FAA again favors Cape Wind project off Mass. coast

Tags: Cape Wind Project

Wednesday - 08/15/2012, 09:56pm EDT

FAA cuts could trigger $20 billion blow to national economy

The Federal Aviation Administration is slated to lose $1 billion from its budget if Congress does not act to prevent sequestration, according to a study released by the Aerospace Industries Association. But the cuts would ripple throughout the nation's economy. About 100,000 jobs throughout the economy would be lost.

Tags: Stephen Mullin , Econsult Corporation , NextGen , Aerospace Industries Association , Norman Mineta , Transportation Department , sequestration

Monday - 08/13/2012, 10:54pm EDT
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FAA suspends operation that led to near-collision

The Federal Aviation Administration will bar airports nationwide from using a traffic-reversing operation that led to a close call last week at an airport near the nation's capital.

Tags: Reagan National Airport , David Grizzle

Tuesday - 08/07/2012, 02:55pm EDT

Congress passes bill boosting pilots' rights

Pilots' rights when dealing with Federal Aviation Administration disciplinary proceedings would receive a boost under a bill passed by Congress on Monday.

Tags: Congress , James Inhofe

Monday - 07/23/2012, 07:19pm EDT

Senators frustrated by FAA nominee's lack of specifics about delayed safety provisions

Acting administrator Michael Huerta had few answers for members of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee concerning the FAA's lack of progress on pilot training and safety regulations. Huerta said the final directive is expected to be out by October 2013. He also said the NextGen system is making progress and establishing important baselines.

Tags: management , Michael Huerta , Keith BieryGolick , Jared Serbu , Congress , NextGen , Air Transportation System , John Rockefeller , Frank Lautenberg , Senate Commerce , Science and Transportation Commi , whistleblower , OSC

Monday - 06/25/2012, 05:48am EDT
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