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

Monday - 08/13/2012, 10:54pm EDT
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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 , FAA , Michael Huerta , Keith BieryGolick , Jared Serbu , Congress , 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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FAA promises to do more homework for future realignment decisions

Agency aims for better metrics to guide future facility closings, consolidations. The FAA has about two weeks to submit a report to Congress with recommendations to close facilities.

Tags: FAA , BRAC , workforce , management , David Grizzle , Air Traffic Organization , Paul Rinaldi , National Association of Air Traffic Controllers , Department of Transportation , inspectors general , Jared Serbu

Friday - 06/01/2012, 05:12am EDT
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FAA's low marks cast more doubt on 'NextGen': BGOV Insight

Contracting problems could slow the government's planned launch a new kind of air traffic control system. The plan is for NextGen to eventually replace radars with satellites that track planes. Bloomberg Government transportation policy expert Matt Zisman has taken a close look at the IG audit.

Tags: FAA , Bloomberg , Matthew Zisman

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 10:20am EDT
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Obama taps acting FAA chief to officially head agency

President Barack Obama has nominated Michael Huerta, the acting administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, to officially head the agency. Huerta, the deputy FAA administrator, has led the agency on an acting basis since December when former FAA head Randy Babbitt resigned in the wake of a drunken driving arrest.

Tags: FAA , Randy Babbitt , Michael Huerta , Transportation ,

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 09:26pm EDT

Obama signs bill modernizing aviation system

President Barack Obama has signed legislation Tuesday that modernizes the nation's aviation system, speeding up the nation's switch from radar to an air traffic control system based on GPS technology. The law also opens up the skies to military, commercial and privately-owned unmanned drones.

Tags: FAA , budget , Congress , John Mica , National Air Traffic Controllers Association

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 06:33pm EST

Redesigning America's air travel

Tags: tech , contracting , FAA , Mike Romanowski

Thursday - 06/25/2009, 09:37am EDT
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Analysis: The Air Traffic Control System in an emergency

Federal News Radio gets analysis about how air traffic controllers handled that Christmas Day terrorist attack attempt.

Tags: technology , management , FAA , FAA Managers Association , David Conley , terrorism ,

Thursday - 12/31/2009, 11:56am EST
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GAO's recs to get FAA's Next Gen back on track

The Federal Aviation Administration's Next Gen system is falling behind its timeline to meet a 2012 deadline.

Tags: Gerald Dillingham , GAO , FAA , technology , In Depth

Thursday - 10/06/2011, 05:50pm EDT
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