Federal Aviation Administration

A four-rotor helicopter drone. (CBS)

Expert: Spike In Drone Use Creates High Risk Of Accidents

Drones have become so popular in the skies above America, a Chicago transportation expert said the federal government needs to do more about the dangers of a possible mid-air accident.

11/12/2014

Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center

FAA Techs Defend Backup System For Crippled Radar Facility

FAA 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.

10/03/2014

Firefighters respond to the FAA Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center  in Aurora on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

FAA Chief Says Damaged Radar Facility On Track To Be Fixed By Oct. 13

U.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.

10/03/2014

Firefighters respond to the FAA Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center  in Aurora on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Blasts FAA For Lack Of Backup For Crippled Air Traffic Center

“How could you have an airport that is so integral to the national and the international system with no backup capacity that one individual can have this impact?” Emanuel asked Wednesday.

10/01/2014

The air traffic control tower is seen behind the departures level of Terminal 2 at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo credit: Mira Oberman/AFP/Getty Images)

O’Hare, Midway Continue To Increase Flights After Radar Center Fire

As the FAA continues to make repairs to a severely damaged radar center in Aurora, flight performance at Chicago’s two airports has gradually improved as air traffic controllers have shifted to facilities in four other states to pick up the slack.

09/30/2014

A plane arrives at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

No Relief For Some Homeowners Complaining Of Increased O’Hare Noise

A North Side woman who convinced the city to install an official noise monitor at her home, 10 miles away from O’Hare International Airport, said the jet noise it measured would qualify her for soundproofing, but she lives too far away.

09/24/2014

A plane arrives at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Noise Critic: FAA Understatement Of O’Hare Traffic Changes Was “Strategic”

Activists upset with the increased jet noise from the new runway configuration at O’Hare International Airport have said they believe the city and the FAA conspired to hide the impact of new flight patterns on homes and businesses along airport flight paths.

08/08/2014

A YouTube user recorded aerial video of Lollapalooza using a drone, drawing a reprimand from the FAA, which requires authorization for anyone to fly a drone. (Credit: YouTube)

Drone Videos Taken Over Lollapalooza Draw FAA Lecture

The Federal Aviation Administration won’t charge the man who shot live footage with an aerial drone over the Lollapalooza music festival in Grant Park, but the videos did catch the agency’s attention.

08/08/2014

A plane arrives at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Suburbs Near O’Hare Want New Jet Noise Studies

Suburbs west of O’Hare International Airport have placed a question on the November ballot, asking voters whether something needs to be done about the rise in jet noise.

07/31/2014

A woman walks through an empty arrivals gate at terminal three of Ben Gurion Airport on July 24, 2014 in Tel Aviv, Israel. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

FAA Lifts Ban On U.S. Flights To Israel

The next flight from Chicago to Tel Aviv originally was set to take off from O’Hare International Airport at 9:45 a.m. Thursday, but has since been delayed until 11 a.m.

07/24/2014

A plane arrives at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Three Lawmakers Call For New O’Hare Noise Hearings, Study

Three Congress members from Illinois were demanding new public hearings on jet noise at O’Hare International Airport, in the wake of a report the FAA provided inaccurate data before hearings held nine years ago before the project to overhaul the airport’s runways.

06/20/2014

A plane arrives at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Critic Accuses FAA Of Hiding Truth About Noise From O’Hare Expansion

In light of a report that the FAA originally released inaccurate information about how new flight paths at O’Hare International Airport would affect people who live nearby, critics of the airport expansion project are demanding new public hearings on airport noise.

06/19/2014

Boeing 787 Dreamliner (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

First Boeing 787 Makes Flight Since Grounding Over Battery Problems

A Boeing 787 operated by Ethiopian Airlines flew from Ethiopia to Kenya’s capital Saturday, the first commercial flight since air safety authorities grounded the Dreamliners after incidents with smoldering batteries on two different planes in January.

04/27/2013

Boeing 787 Dreamliner (credit: James Morgan/Boeing Australia via Getty Images)

FAA Gives OK To Resume Boeing 787 Dreamliner Flights

Boeing’s beleaguered 787 could be flying again within a week after federal officials approved a fix for its batteries, even though the root cause of a fire on one plane and smoke on another still isn’t known.

04/19/2013

Two people were killed and three were injured when a small twin-engine jet crashed into three homes in South Bend, Ind., on March 17, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Former Sooners QB Among Victims In South Bend Plane Crash

A former University of Oklahoma starting quarterback was one of two people killed when a small aircraft smashed into a house in northern Indiana, officials said Monday.

03/18/2013

Boeing 787 Dreamliner (credit: James Morgan/Boeing Australia via Getty Images)

FAA Approves Boeing Plan To Fix 787’s Batteries

A Boeing plan to redesign the 787 Dreamliner’s fire-plagued lithium-ion batteries won approval Tuesday from the Federal Aviation Administration, moving the cutting-edge planes a step closer to flying passengers again.

03/13/2013

Boeing 787 Dreamliner (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

FAA Grounds Boeing 787 Dreamliners Over Battery Fire Risk

The federal government grounded Boeing’s newest and most technologically advanced jetliner Wednesday, declaring that U.S. airlines cannot fly the 787 again until the risk of battery fires is addressed.

01/16/2013

A Japan Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner sits at Logan International Airport on Jan. 8, 2013, after a fuel leak just before takeoff. (Credit: CBS)

Boeing Investigating Cause Of Recent 787 Problems

The two recent fuel leaks come in the wake of electrical panel issues in three other 787 jets in December.

01/08/2013

Boeing 787 Dreamliner (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Boeing Dreamliners Inspected After Reports Of Fuel Leaks

Following reports of two fuel leaks on Boeing 787 Dreamliners operated by foreign airlines, the FAA has directed the Chicago-based company to inspect all 787s for airworthiness.

12/05/2012

One person was killed when a small plane crashed in Manhattan Township in southern Will County on Dec. 4, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

One Killed In Will County Plane Crash

Federal authorities were investigating the cause of a fatal plane crash near Joliet on Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–12/04/2012

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