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FAA to bar operation that led to close call

WASHINGTON — 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. No commercial airports will be able to use the maneuver, ...

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U.S. seeks $162M in fines against AMR, American Air

DALLAS — Federal safety regulators are seeking up to $162.4 million in fines against American Airlines and its affiliates for alleged violations of U.S. safety standards going back several years. The sanctions would dwarf any previous penalties against an airline. ...

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Frederick airport to be first in Maryland to use new FAA technology

FREDERICK — U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin says Frederick Municipal Airport will be the first general-aviation airport in Maryland using new technology to track aircraft. Cardin made the announcement Tuesday at the airport, where he also toured a new, $5.3 million ...

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FAA issue rules to prevent tired airline pilots

WASHINGTON — Rules aimed at preventing airline pilots from flying while dangerously fatigued were issued Wednesday by the Federal Aviation Administration, a move safety advocates have been urging for more than two decades. The rules update current pilot work schedule ...

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Better information needed to prevent tarmac delays

WASHINGTON — Federal officials say they are considering ways to better share information among airlines, airports and air traffic controllers to prevent passengers from becoming trapped for hours on tarmacs during bad weather. Federal Aviation Administrator Randy Babbitt told an ...

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FAA compromise could save service in Hagerstown

WASHINGTON — The Senate has approved legislation ending a two-week partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration and President Barack Obama signed it into law, clearing the way for thousands of employees to return to work and hundreds of airport ...

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Senate approves bill to end partial FAA shutdown

WASHINGTON — The Senate approved legislation Friday ending a two-week partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration, clearing the way for thousands of employees to return to work and hundreds of airport construction projects to resume. Employing the so-called “unanimous ...

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Democrats pressure airlines to give back windfall

WASHINGTON — Democrats ratcheted up the pressure on airlines Friday to give back the windfall they’ve reaped by raising fares during the tax holiday created by the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration. But it was unclear how much ...

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Federal stalemate affecting construction projects at BWI

A congressional stalemate has put $681 million worth of Federal Aviation Administration construction projects on ice, including a new radar system for Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. The party-line impasse came Friday when the Republican-led House and Democrat-led Senate disagreed ...

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