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FAA to weigh easing limits on electronic devices

WASHINGTON — With the blessing of an influential advisory panel, federal regulators are closer to letting airline passengers use their smartphones, tablets, e-readers and other electronic gadgets during takeoffs and landings. The 28-member FAA advisory committee voted to recommend the ...

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$11M in federal funds awarded for BWI improvements

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a grant of more than $11 million for runway safety enhancements and upgrades at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. The grant will be used for the first phase of improvements to bring one ...

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Hagerstown airport logs 10K boardings in 2012

HAGERSTOWN — After tallying more than 10,000 paid commercial air service passenger boardings last year, Hagerstown Regional Airport has secured a $1 million entitlement through the Federal Aviation Administration. Airport Director Phil Ridenour tells the Herald-Mail that the funds will ...

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FAA safety oversight of aircraft repairs faulted

WASHINGTON — The government’s oversight of hundreds of domestic and overseas repair stations that service U.S. airliners is ineffective and doesn’t target the factors most likely to present safety risks, the Department of Transportation’s inspector general said Monday. The Federal ...

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White House ‘open’ to flexibility in FAA cuts

WASHINGTON — The White House now says it’s willing to consider legislation that would give the administration the budget-cutting flexibility to avoid furloughs of air traffic controllers. Those furloughs could result in widespread air traffic delays. White House spokesman Jay ...

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Lawmakers urge delay in control tower furloughs

WASHINGTON — As airport delays spread across the country, members of Congress on Tuesday urged the administration to postpone the furloughing of air traffic controllers to give the White House and Congress time to find a less painful way of ...

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Flight delays pile up Monday after FAA budget cuts

NEW YORK — It was a tough start to the week for many air travelers. Flight delays piled up all along the East Coast Monday as thousands of air traffic controllers were forced to take an unpaid day off because ...

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Airlines, pilots sue government over furloughs

WASHINGTON — Predicting a nightmarish air travel snarl that will stretch from coast to coast, the airline industry and the nation’s largest pilots union joined forces Friday to sue the Federal Aviation Administration over its decision to furlough air traffic ...

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