Report Slams FAA Response To Fire At Air Traffic FacilityThe U.S. Transportation Department's inspector general has determined Federal Aviation Administration contingency plans and security protocols were insufficient at a Chicago air traffic control facility that was set on fire last year.
Man Who Sabotaged Air Traffic System Gets 12.5 Years
Jet Noise Frustrations Remain After First FAA Meeting On New O'Hare RunwayThe Federal Aviation Administration on Monday held the first in a series of workshops to discuss a new runway at O’Hare International Airport, but the meeting did little to alleviate the frustration of residents who have suffered through an increase in jet noise for the past two years.
Pilot Dead In Small Plane Crash Near BartlettAgency officials said a Cessna 172 crashed in a forest preserve Friday afternoon. One person was confirmed dead.
O'Hare Noise Activists Say More Meetings With FAA Not EnoughAfter talking with Mayor Emanuel in Washington, Federal Aviation Administrator Michael Huerta promised to double the number of meetings to be held before a new runway opens at O'Hare Airport this fall.
Plane Flying From Chicago Lands In Buffalo After Emergency Authorities say a SkyWest Airlines flight from Chicago has made an emergency landing in Buffalo, New York, and at least one passenger lost consciousness.
FAA: O'Hare Regains Title As Nation's Busiest Airport For Flight Operations In 2014 O’Hare International Airport regained the nation’s busiest airport crown in 2014 — based on total flights — according to data obtained Wednesday from the Federal Aviation Administration.
FAA Report Outlines Changes Needed To Prevent Disruptions Like Aurora Facility Fire A new FAA report out today details changes needed to update dated FAA technology and procedures.
FAA Radar Center In Aurora Fully Operational More Than Two Weeks After Fire The FAA radar center in Aurora is fully back up and running after a fire more than two weeks ago damaged the facility, sending air travel across the country into a tail-spin. A contract worker is accused of setting that fire.
Sabotaged Air Traffic Center ReopeningThe Federal Aviation Administration says teams have completed testing on almost all critical systems and equipment at a sabotaged suburban Chicago air traffic control facility.
FAA Techs Defend Backup System For Crippled Radar FacilityFAA employees who have helped keep air traffic moving safely over the Midwest since last Friday’s act of sabotage at a radar facility in Aurora are answering critics who have said there isn't a proper backup system in place.
FAA Chief Says Damaged Radar Facility On Track To Be Fixed By Oct. 13U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said FAA Administrator Michael Huerta planned to tour the crippleed Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) in Aurora, then meet with members of the Illinois congressional delegation to discuss repairs and an ongoing FAA review of the incident.