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Texas Airports Could Be Hit By Shutdown

Federal officials say air traffic control centers at 25 smaller Texas airports could close or see hours reduced if automatic federal spending cuts take effect next week.

02/22/2013

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New Report Questions FAA’s Airline Safety Promise

Since a deadly airline crash in 2009, the government hasn’t kept its promise to ensure that major airlines are holding their smaller partners to the same safety standards, a federal watchdog says.

02/16/2013

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2 Small Planes Collide, Land Safely Near College Station

Two single-engine planes landed safely after a mid-air collision that damaged the landing gear of one of the aircrafts and shattered the windshield of the other.

02/01/2013

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FAA Tries To Keep Up With Aviation Advances

After two separate and serious battery problems aboard Boeing 787s, it wasn’t U.S. authorities who acted first to ground the plane. It was Japanese airlines.

01/21/2013

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Three Killed In Lamar County Plane Crash

Three people were killed Saturday when their small plane crashed just after takeoff from an airport in Paris, authorities said.

01/12/2013

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner accelerates down the runway. (FILE)

FAA To Launch Comprehensive Review Of Boeing 787

Federal regulators say they are ordering a comprehensive review of the critical systems of Boeing’s 787s, the aircraft maker’s newest and most technologically advanced plane, after a fire and a fuel leak earlier this week.

01/11/2013

Southwest Airlines takes delivery of its first Boeing 737-800 at Dallas Love Field on March 19, 2012. (credit: Southwest Airlines)

FAA Orders Increased Inspections On Older 737′s For Cracks

The FAA has ordered new inspections on older model Boeing 737′s in order to detect tiny cracks that could lead to tears in the fuselage.

CBS 11–01/02/2013

The tail sections of Southwest Airlines planes. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

U.S. To Seek More Boeing 737 Inspections

Federal safety officials said that they are ordering additional inspections of some Boeing 737 jets after a hole tore open in a Southwest Airlines plane during flight in 2009.

01/01/2013

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2 Fatalities Confirmed In North Texas Plane Crash

Emergency crews and investigators remain at the scene of a plane crash near the border of Kaufman and Ellis County. Video from Chopper 11 showed the limited burned out remains of what was a fixed-wing aircraft.

CBSDFW.COM–12/13/2012

The seat lock plunger from an American Airlines airplane. (Jason Allen)

AA Explains Seat Locking Mechanism Problems

There are new developments with American Airlines and the problems with loose seats on three flights, including one headed to DFW Airport. CBS 11 News has learned a second round of voluntarily inspections will be conducted.

CBS 11–10/04/2012

The American Airlines logo is seen on the tail of a jet. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Loose Seats Force AA Plane Emergency Landing

American Airlines says a Boston-to-Miami flight had to make an emergency landing at New York’s JFK airport over the weekend due to a row of seats that became loose.

10/01/2012

American Airlines flight attendants arrive for work. (credit: cott Olson/Getty Images)

Hundreds of AA Flight Attendants Taking Early Out

Flight attendants must apply by Thursday, and will receive $40,000 in cash. But they will give up all seniority, lose their company-subsidized health benefits, and can’t be rehired. More than 1400 flight attendants have signed up.

CBS 11–09/14/2012

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