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9 hrs ago | Rochester Business Journal

Canandaigua Airport to get federal funding

Canandaigua Airport will receive $847,161 from the Federal Aviation Administration to help pay for the construction and maintenance of its taxiway, officials announced Monday. The improvements, including lighting and signage, will make airport operations more efficient and safer, said Rep. Christopher Collins, R-Clarence, in a statement announcing the funding.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

International Business Times

Global Air Travel Alert: Air France Pilots Stage Labour Strike

A departure time flight board displays various cancellations as passengers stand nearby at Ben Gurion International airport in Tel Aviv July 22, 2014. The Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. carriers from flying to or from Ben Gurion International Airport, after a rocket fired from Gaza struck near the airport's fringes, injuring two people.

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Greenwich Citizen

FAA, NTSB probing Ga. small plane crash

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says a Bellanca 17 aircraft carrying two people and two dogs crashed in a field about a mile southeast of the Monroe-Walton County Airport Saturday night. Bergen says the pilot was scheduled to land at the Greene County Regional Airport but was diverted because of weather.

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The Daily Republic

Nut Tree Airport to see runway work

Solano County owns Nut Tree Airport. The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved spending $1.7 million for what the county calls the Runway Shift and Taxiway K projects.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Times Herald-Record

$64K federal grant helps with repairs at Sullivan airport

The Sullivan County International Airport will repair its main access road, thanks to $64,350 of federal funding announced Friday by U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirten Gillibrand.

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KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

Drones Gets Waiver to Search for Missing Texas Woman Christina Morris

The first drone was launched Thursday over north Texas and was used to scour open fields for any sign of Christina Morris. Morris, 23, was spotted on surveillance footage Aug. 30 while walking with a friend in a mall parking lot.

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Dallas Morning News

FAA proposes $431,600 in fines to five companies

The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday it has proposed civil penalties totaling $431,600 to five companies, including Envoy Air, FedEx and British Airways. The FAA proposed a $60,000 fine against American Eagle Airlines, now known as Envoy Air, because a contractor allegedly allowed five employees without proper training or qualifications de-ice 12 aircraft in November and December 2013.

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GigaOM

Drone-based businesses soar in Canada, as FAA grounds US entrepreneurs

Hundreds of companies in Canada are putting drones to work in industries like farming and TV filming. They are getting a leg-up in an important new aviation industry as US rules continue to forbid commercial drone use.

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KWQC-TV Davenport

FAA investigates emergency landing in Rockford

The Federal Aviation Administration has opened an investigation into a UPS plane's emergency landing at the Rockford airport after it reported hydraulic system trouble. Mechanics worked on the Airbus 306 on Thursday following the Wednesday incident at Chicago Rockford International Airport, the Rockford Register Star reported .

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

OpenCongress

H.R.3708a "General Aviation Pilot Protection Act...124 views this week Introduced Dec 11, 2013

To direct the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to issue or revise regulations with respect to the medical certification of certain small aircraft pilots, and for other purposes. view all titles Official: To direct the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to issue or revise regulations with respect to the medical certification of certain small aircraft pilots, and for other purposes.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Lebanon Daily News

FAA allows drone to search for missing Texas woman

Federal authorities have authorized the use of a drone to search for a North Texas woman who disappeared more than a week ago. An emergency waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration authorizes the nonprofit Texas EquuSearch group to send a drone to look for 23-year-old Christina Marie Morris of Fort Worth.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

CBS Local

Deadly Reno Air Races Crash Happened During Qualifying Run

A single-engine experimental GP5 crashed around 3:15 p.m. on the race course during a qualifying run for the event, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. A crash on Sept 16, 2011 at the Reno Air Races killed 11 people including the pilot of The Galloping Ghost, 74-year-old Jimmy Leeward.

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The Wave

Engine failure prompts pilot to land small plane in Brea landfill

The pilot of a small airplane with a failing engine managed to land Monday afternoon in the Olinda Landfill in Brea, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The plane was flying from Fullerton to Chino when its engine failed, Gregor said.

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AllAfrica.com

Ethiopia: Ethiopia in Category 1 of the Aviation Industry

Following months of examination, the US Federal Aviation Administration has reportedly confirmed that the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority is in category 1 in the aviation industry. ECAA told ENA that FAA's official letter has reaffirmed that Ethiopia has maintained its status of belonging to category 1 in the aviation industry.

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Sun Sep 07, 2014

The Jackson Sun

Airport awaits decision on waiver for EAS

Airport awaits decision on waiver for EAS Corporate flights continue; Aero Academy Flight School opens Check out this story on jacksonsun.com: http://www.jacksonsun.com/story/news/local/2014/09/07/airport-awaits-decision-waiver-eas/15267143/ A plane rests at McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport in this file photo from Jan. 22, 2012. The longevity of Seaport Airlines at McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport depends on whether a waiver will be given to the airport for a year.

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Sat Sep 06, 2014

The Miami Herald

Frampton decisions Martinez to win belt

The Federal Aviation Administration said that the plane, now on shore, lost power before crash-landing in the water off Miami Beach. "> The Federal Aviation Administration said that the plane, now on shore, lost power before crash-landing in the water off Miami Beach.

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Walta Information Centre

Ethiopia in category one of aviation industry - Saturday, 06 September 2014 09:48

Following months of examination, the US Federal Aviation Administration has reportedly confirmed that the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority is in category 1 in the aviation industry. ECAA told ENA that FAA's official letter has reaffirmed that Ethiopia has maintained its status of belonging to category 1 in the aviation industry.

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The Washington Post

Wayward Pilot in Trouble Sought to Descend Before Contact Lost

The small plane that flew for hours in radio silence before crashing near Jamaica ran into trouble and sought to drop to a lower altitude before contact was lost with the New York real estate developer at the controls. "We need to descend" to 18,000 feet , the pilot, Laurence Glazer, told a U.S. controller today, according to a recording on the LiveATC.net website.

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Fri Sep 05, 2014

The Ashland Daily Tidings

Airport, historic commissioners named; vacancies remain on other panels

The Ashland City Council approved the Mayor John Stromberg's appointments to fill various commission vacancies at their meeting Tuesday night.  William Butler and Burl Brim were appointed to the Airport Commission with terms ending April 30, 2017, and April 30, 2015, respectively. The commission advises the mayor and City Council on matters relating to the management, operation and development of the Ashland Airport; investigates federal, state, county and private funding for airport improvements; and reviews and recommends project applications for funding to the City Council.

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Reuters

Alaska Airlines agrees to pay $500,000 over 2010 cockpit fire

Alaska Airlines has agreed to pay $500,000 in civil penalty claims after an electrical fire ignited in a Boeing 737-400 cockpit in 2010 while it was parked at a gate in Anchorage, the Justice Department said on Friday. The Federal Aviation Administration's probe into the incident found the fire was caused by chafed wiring from an improperly positioned metal clamp that attaches an air hose to an overhead panel, U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan said in a statement.

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