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FAA airport construction shutdown could cost 70,000 jobs

FAA airport construction shutdown could cost 70,000 jobs

28 July 2011 Airline News

Congressional failure to pass federal aviation legislation is putting roughly 70,000 construction and related jobs at risk by forcing a halt to $2.5 billion worth of airport construction projects, a top construction economist has stated. The halt of so many airport projects will have economically “devastating” impacts on the industry, the economist warned.

FAA issues ‘stop work’ orders in funding dispute

FAA issues ‘stop work’ orders in funding dispute

26 July 2011 Airline News

Contractors have been told to stop work on critical airport modernisation projects around the United States after Congress failed to pass legislation giving the Federal Aviation Administration the authority for work to continue. Dozens of “stop work orders” have been issued for major projects designed to build and modernise control towers and other aviation infrastructure from coast to coast.

FAA calls for further Boeing 737 checks

FAA calls for further Boeing 737 checks

5 April 2011 Airline News

The Federal Aviation Administration has confirmed it will issue an emergency directive requiring operators of specific early Boeing 737 models to conduct initial and repetitive electromagnetic inspections for fatigue damage. The decision follows a mid-air rupture of the fuselage skin on Southwest Airlines flight 812 on Friday.

FAA should not consider airlines or passengers its customer

FAA should not consider airlines or passengers its customer

18 September 2009 Press Release Airline News

Business Travel Coalition (BTC) and FlyersRights.org today applauded FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt’s decision to require FAA staff to cease referring to airlines as customers of the agency, long a concern of travel organizations. The dysfunction caused by this misguided notion of airlines-as-customer is deeply rooted in FAA culture; the Customer Service Initiative was merely one manifestation.

FAA Issues Photo ID Rule

25 October 2002 Press Release Airline News

WASHINGTON - In a move to further balance security and the needs of the aviation community, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing revised rules that provide a readily available, low-cost way for pilots to carry acceptable photo identification when flying. FAA Administrator Marion C. Blakey announced the new rules today at a conference sponsored by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) in Palm Springs, Calif.