FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — At least 100 flights at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport have been delayed after the partial evacuation of a nearby government air traffic control center because of...
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The family of a Nevada man killed in a small plane crash in 2016 is seeking more than $6.5 million in damages from the Federal Aviation Administration in a lawsuit accusing air...
CHICAGO (AP) — An air traffic control tower at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport has been awarded gold status by a group that monitors standards for eco-friendly buildings.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report says a pilot repeatedly mentioned a fuel problem to air traffic control before his small plane crashed into a...
German air traffic control fixes software glitch
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's air traffic control agency says it has resolved a software problem that has forced it to reduce flight capacity over part of the country for the past week.
Germany works to fix air traffic control software glitch
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's air traffic control agency says a software issue that has caused disruption for several days won't be resolved until at least midweek.
LOUISBURG, N.C. (AP) — A preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board says a pilot had no contact with air traffic control before his plane crashed near the Raleigh North...
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Federal investigators Wednesday released a preliminary report involving a plane that crashed last month into the Red River, killing the pilot and his...
Colorado plane lost radio contact before crash in Nevada
ELY, Nev. (AP) — Air traffic controllers lost contact with a small plane in bad weather before it crashed in eastern Nevada this month, killing a Colorado couple.
Air traffic controller honored for emergency landing aid
MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — A Navy air traffic controller has been nominated for a national award after guiding a pilot to a successful emergency landing last year.
Smoke disrupts air traffic at North Texas’ 2 major airports
DALLAS (AP) — Flights at two major airports in North Texas were temporarily halted Wednesday after air traffic controllers were forced to evacuate a building because of smoke, and the resulting flight delays were expected to continue for hours.
Lynn Lunsford, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration, said smoke was reported in the Terminal Radar Approach Control Center at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. The smoke may have come from a nearby construction project, he said.
Cicilline invites an air traffic controller to Trump address
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Rep. David Cicilline (sihs-ihl-EE'-nee) has invited an air traffic controller who worked without pay during the partial government shutdown to the State of the Union address.
The Rhode Island Democrat said Monday that Jamie Green, of Middletown, worked for 35 days without pay at Rhode Island's T. F. Green Airport.
Travel groups praise deal on shutdown after flight delays
Politicians couldn't overcome their differences and end the government shutdown over five weeks. Six air traffic controllers might have given them the final nudge they needed.
Six of the 13 controllers who normally staff a critical air traffic center in Virginia didn't come to work Friday. That center handles air traffic in and out of the mid-Atlantic region and the New York City area.
Air traffic control union rep: Situation is ‘dire’
The Latest: Cuomo blames airport delays on ‘federal madness’
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on delays in U.S. air travel (all times local):
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says delays at East Coast airports amid a partial federal government shutdown are another symptom of the "federal madness" caused by Republican President Donald Trump.
The Democrat says the delays are hurting the economy and impacting airport safety and security. His comments came at an unrelated event in Manhattan Friday morning.
Government shutdown strains emerge in US air travel system
The strain of a 34-day partial government shutdown is weighing on the nation's air-travel system, both the federal workers who make it go and the airlines that depend on them.
Air traffic controllers and airport security agents continue to work without pay — they will miss a second biweekly paycheck on Friday — but high absentee rates raise the threat of long airport lines, or worse.
Air traffic controllers warn of possible staffing shortage
DENVER (AP) — The president of Denver's National Air Traffic Controllers Association warns that flyers could be waiting in longer lines for fewer flights at the city's airport if the U.S. government shutdown continues.
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- WRAL-TVShutdown-related shortage of air traffic controllers keeps flights groundedJanuary 26, 2019
- Daily Times-CallLongmont-Boulder Area Federal Workers Apprehensive of Deal to Temporarily Open GovernmentJanuary 26, 2019
Pilot had medical issue before crash
SALEM, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say the pilot found dead following the crash of a small plane in southeastern South Dakota told air traffic controllers of a medical issue shortly before the aircraft went down.
Canada air traffic controllers buy pizza for US colleagues
MONTREAL (AP) — Canadian air traffic controllers have bought hundreds of pizzas for their American counterparts over the past few days in what has become an industry-wide show of support during the U.S. government's partial shutdown.
Peter Duffey, the head of the Canadian Air Traffic Control Association, said Sunday the initiative began Thursday when employees at Edmonton's control center took up a collection to buy pies for controllers in Anchorage, Alaska.
US aviation system is starting to show strains from shutdown
The partial government shutdown is starting to strain the national aviation system, with unpaid security screeners staying home, air-traffic controllers suing the government and safety inspectors off the job.
Miami International Airport is providing the most visible evidence yet that the shutdown is at least making air travel less convenient.
Govt. shutdown hits pregnant couple
Air traffic union calls for end to shutdown
Air-traffic controller honored for helping prevent crash
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson air-traffic controller has been honored for helping an F-16 pilot avoid a crash with a private plane.
Officials: Vegas air controller who went silent has resigned
LAS VEGAS (AP) — An air traffic controller who became incapacitated during a solo stint on a night shift in the tower at busy McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas last week has quit, authorities said Tuesday.
The unidentified controller was no longer employed by the Federal Aviation Administration, the agency said in a statement.
Officials probe why Las Vegas airport controller went silent
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal and airport authorities said Friday they are investigating why an air traffic controller became incapacitated and went silent while working a night shift alone in the tower at busy McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.
On solid ground: ‘Sully,’ controller reunite at NYC Marathon
NEW YORK (AP) — The image is miraculous: Passengers standing on the wings of a US Airways jetliner as it floats down the Hudson River.
Pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and air traffic controller Pat Harten are forever linked by the amazing water landing that saved all 155 passengers and crew after a double-bird strike damaged both engines on Jan. 15, 2009.
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- BusinessWireWomen in Aerospace Recognizes SAIC’s Barbara Smith for the Leadership AwardSeptember 26, 2018
Former Anchorage air traffic controller sentenced in assault
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A former Anchorage air traffic controller who offered a woman a ride and choked her until she was unconscious is free after a plea deal.
Anchorage television station KTVA reports 34-year-old Justin Schneider pleaded guilty to one count of felony assault. He was sentenced two years in prison with one suspended.
Air safety warnings around key African hub during strike
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Air traffic officials in East Africa are warning of risky conditions for flights in the region around Ethiopia's international airport after air traffic controllers there went on strike over pay.
Addis Ababa is home to state-owned Ethiopian Airlines, which calls itself Africa's largest carrier. The city is a diplomatic hub as the African Union headquarters and a commercial center in the capital of one of Africa's fastest-growing economies.
Oops! Pilot almost lands at wrong Florida airport
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — An American Airlines flight from Philadelphia almost landed at the wrong Florida airport before air traffic controllers guided it back on course.
2 injured in central Arkansas small aircraft crash
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say two occupants of a small aircraft that crashed in central Arkansas have sustained minor injuries and were taken to a hospital.
Dutch air traffic control problem grounds Schiphol flights
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A problem with an air traffic control communications system has briefly halted all flights to and from Amsterdam's busy Schiphol Airport.
The airport reported early Wednesday afternoon that the problem has grounded all flights. A few minutes later, the airport tweeted that departures were gradually resuming.
The Latest: Family: Man who took plane was warm, gentle
SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on a plane stolen from Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington state (all times local):
The family of a man who authorities say stole an airplane from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and later crashed it called him a faithful husband, loving son and good friend.
In a statement, the family says Richard Russell, whose nickname was "Beebo," was warm, kind and gentle. They say says this is a complete shock.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's civil aviation chief said Tuesday he has resigned to take responsibility after an independent investigative report highlighted shortcomings in the air traffic control center during Malaysia Airlines Flight 370's disappearance four years ago.
The report released Monday raised the possibility that the jet may have been hijacked even though there was no conclusive evidence of why it went off course and flew for over seven hours after severing communications.
GENEVA (AP) — Noticing more delays at Europe's airports? The leading trade group for global airlines is criticizing air traffic control agencies in Europe for seeking "super-normal profits" instead of investing to improve performance at a time when air travelers are facing longer waits.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Air traffic controllers in Florida guided a student pilot to a safe landing after his small plane's windshield became coated with oil.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pilot error was responsible for three of the five close-calls involving aircraft reported in the past 16 months at San Francisco International Airport, federal authorities said Wednesday, while another incident was blamed on an air traffic control problem.
In most incidents, planes lined up to land on the wrong runway or taxiway at the airport, a notoriously difficult place for landings because of the close proximity of the two runways.
‘There was a hole and somebody went out?’: The conversation between Southwest pilot and PHL air traffic control
Five minutes before Southwest Flight 1380 made an emergency landing Philadelphia Tuesday morning, the pilot relayed an alarming message to air traffic control.
“They said there was a hole and, uh, someone went out,” the pilot — identified in media reports as Tammie Jo Shults — said, noting her injured passengers would need medical attention.
Harry Mathews, air traffic controller, flight instructor, and pilot, was blessed with two great loves.
As a youth, Mathews’ grandmother knew how to grab his attention. “She had a way of making Bible stories come alive,” wife Barbara Mathews said. “It was like she knew the characters and made them real to the kids.”.
Moments like this forged Mathews’ faith and modeled the family he would later start.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — When a drone flew within meters of a landing plane last week, endangering 278 passengers and crew, Air New Zealand responded by saying that such reckless drone operators should be thrown in prison.
2 bodies recovered after plane crashes off Florida coast
MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says the bodies of two people have been recovered after a small airplane crashed off the Florida coast.
In a news release, Coast Guard officials say they were notified shortly before noon Saturday that a pilot had told Miami Air Traffic Control that he was changing course because of the weather. Soon after, air controllers lost communication with the pilot.
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — "I say again, turn!" the air traffic controller called over the radio, his voice rising, as the flight from Bangladesh swerved low over the runway at Kathmandu's small airport.
Seconds later, the plane crashed into a field beside the runway, erupting in flames and leaving 49 of the 71 people on board dead.
Mayday Call From New York City Helicopter Pilot
Key lawmaker gives up on privatizing air traffic control
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top proponent in Congress for privatizing the nation's air traffic control system says the idea won't fly this year.
That's a setback for airlines, many of which lobbied to take the air-traffic system away from the Federal Aviation Administration and put it in the hands of a private, non-profit company run by aviation interests, including airlines.
In Nevada's high desert is the Navy's premiere tactical air warfare training center, home to the Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center and it's Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor program, known to the world as TOPGUN.
A 2012 New Caney High School graduate and Porter, Texas, native is part of the Navy's finest aviation fighter training facility in the world.
FAA investigates latest close call at San Francisco airport
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An Aeromexico passenger jet was ordered to abort a landing at San Francisco International Airport as it descended toward a runway occupied by another commercial jet, the third close call at the busy airport in six months, officials said Thursday.
The Latest: Pilots: Controllers effectively redirected jet
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into a plane that nearly landed on an occupied runway at San Francisco airport (all times local):
Pilots and safety experts say air traffic controllers did a good job when they quickly redirected an Aeromexico jet that was descending toward a runway where a Virgin America plane was getting ready to take off.
Report: Plane crash killing 3 due to plane stalling out
MOORE, Oklahoma (AP) — A plane crash in Texas last year that killed three people from Oklahoma was the result of the pilot flying too slowly, which caused the plane to stall out, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.
Senegal’s new airport faces 24-hour strike by workers
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Air traffic controllers at Senegal's newly opened international airport are staging a 24-hour strike that has left hundreds of travelers stranded.
The trade union secretary-general for the air traffic controllers, Francois Paul Gomis, told radio station Rfm on Friday that workers are protesting a lack of training and new conditions that don't allow for enough rest. He said the airport's location some 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Dakar also presents transport challenges.