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WASHINGTON | US lawmakers scuttle plan to limit airline change fees

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers have scuttled a plan to prohibit airlines from charging “unreasonable” fees for changing or canceling tickets. But U.S. House and Senate leaders say they will direct the Federal Aviation Administration to set minimum dimensions for passenger seats as part of a new spending bill. The bill also prohibits airlines from removing passengers against … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US lawmakers scuttle plan to limit airline change fees

WASHINGTON | Congress takes aim at shrinking seats, legroom on airplanes

WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration would be required to set new minimum requirements for seats on airplanes under legislation to be considered in the House this week, possibly giving passengers a break from ever-shrinking legroom and cramped quarters. The regulation of seat width and legroom is part of a five-year extension of federal aviation … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Congress takes aim at shrinking seats, legroom on airplanes

United States | Carper, Coons, Blunt Rochester Announce Over $5.5 Million for Sussex County Airport

United States – Today, U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons and U.S. Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester (all D-Del.) announced a $5.5 million Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant award to the Delaware Coastal Airport in Sussex County. This grant will be used to construct a parallel taxiway which will improve the approach system for landing … Continue reading United States | Carper, Coons, Blunt Rochester Announce Over $5.5 Million for Sussex County Airport

FAA News: Hurricane Florence, Information for Drone Operators

WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is warning drone owners and operators they may face significant fines if they interfere with emergency response operations in the areas affected by Hurricane Florence. Many aircraft that are conducting life-saving missions and other critical response and recovery efforts are likely to be flying at low altitudes over … Continue reading FAA News: Hurricane Florence, Information for Drone Operators

NEWBURGH, N.Y. | Rapper Post Malone’s jet blows 2 tires but then lands safely

NEWBURGH, N.Y. — A private jet carrying rapper Post Malone blew two tires during takeoff at a small New Jersey airport on Tuesday but made a safe emergency landing hours later in upstate New York, prompting the rapper to thank fans who prayed for him and diss those who “wished death” on him while he … Continue reading NEWBURGH, N.Y. | Rapper Post Malone’s jet blows 2 tires but then lands safely

TETERBORO, N.J | Plane blows 2 tires on takeoff, will try emergency landing

TETERBORO, N.J — A plane that blew two tires during takeoff at a small New Jersey airport was circling over Connecticut before what authorities said would be an attempt to make an emergency landing at an airport in Massachusetts. The Gulfstream IV jet was carrying 16 passengers when it left Teterboro Airport around 10:50 a.m. … Continue reading TETERBORO, N.J | Plane blows 2 tires on takeoff, will try emergency landing

SEATTLE | Seattle airplane theft prompts review of security measures

SEATTLE — The spectacular theft of a 76-seat plane from the Seattle airport by a ground crew employee is prompting an industrywide review of how to thwart such insider security threats, though it remains unclear what steps airlines might take. “This is too big a deal. It’s not going to go away,” said Glen Winn, … Continue reading SEATTLE | Seattle airplane theft prompts review of security measures

PAYSON, Utah | Police: Man flies plane into his home after fight with wife

PAYSON, Utah — A Utah man flew a small plane into his own house early Monday just hours after he had been arrested for assaulting his wife in a nearby canyon where the couple went to talk over their problems, authorities said. The pilot, Duane Youd, died. His wife and a child who were in … Continue reading PAYSON, Utah | Police: Man flies plane into his home after fight with wife