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Dozens of airport construction projects halted

WASHINGTON — Obama administration officials say contractors have been told to stop work on airport modernization projects across the country because Congress has failed to pass legislation necessary for the work to continue. Officials said Monday that dozens of stop-work ...

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Study: Long commutes could fatigue airline pilots

WASHINGTON — One in five airline pilots lives at least 750 miles from work, according to a study by scientific advisers to the government, raising concerns that long commutes to airports could lead to fatigue in the cockpit. The calculations ...

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BWI ponders expansion as largest carrier Southwest continues record growth

There is fresh pavement outside and new high-end stores, a chic lounge and even a French spa setting up inside as Southwest Airlines Co.’s acquisition of a top rival inspires hope of even more record-setting growth at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood ...

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Southwest shifts blame for cracks to Boeing

Southwest Airlines Co. expected to have nearly all of its grounded planes back in the air by late Tuesday after checking them for microscopic cracks in the aluminum skin. That will do wonders for Southwest’s schedule, which was plagued by ...

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Medevac crash survivor sues federal govt. for $50M

GREENBELT — The sole survivor of a 2008 Maryland medevac crash is suing the federal government for $50 million. The suit filed on behalf of Jordan Wells last week in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt alleges Federal Aviation Administration air ...

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Watchdog: $161 million in airport grants improper

WASHINGTON — A government watchdog says the Federal Aviation Administration didn’t follow rules or made errors two years ago when awarding $161 million to airports for improvement projects. The Transportation Department’s inspector general’s office released a report Friday that says ...

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