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Flight Delays Seen As FAA Furloughs Begin

Commercial airlines saw some delays throughout the country on Sunday, the first day that air traffic controllers were subject to furloughs resulting from government spending cuts.

04/22/2013

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TxDOT To Fund Air Traffic Control Towers

Gov. Rick Perry wants the Texas Department of Transportation to step in with funding for air traffic control towers at 13 small airports to go unstaffed due to federal budget cuts.

03/28/2013

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Drones in Texas – Arlington Police Given OK For Remote-Controlled Helicopters

In the crowded sky over North Texas, you may soon spot a remote-controlled helicopter. It’s not just any helicopter — this one is operated by Arlington Police.

03/08/2013

Passengers wait at a TSA airport security checkpoint. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Pack Your Patience If Sequester Takes Flight Next Month

You could call it sequestration frustration. If the across the board spending cuts take effect March 1, the Obama administration warns you may want to pack your patience the next time you fly.

02/22/2013

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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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