FAA http://www.kplu.org en FAA: Air traffic system soon at full operation http://www.kplu.org/post/faa-air-traffic-system-soon-full-operation <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">The Federal Aviation Administration says it's suspended all employee furloughs and says air traffic facilities will begin returning to regular staffing levels over the next 24 hours.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The&nbsp;<font color="red">FAA</font>&nbsp;says in a statement that the air traffic system will resume normal operations by Sunday evening.</p> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 19:57:50 +0000 The Associated Press 8595 at http://www.kplu.org FAA: Air traffic system soon at full operation Senate passes bill to end flight controller furloughs http://www.kplu.org/post/senate-passes-bill-end-flight-controller-furloughs <p><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">With flight delays mounting, the Senate has passed legislation to end air traffic controller furloughs blamed for inconveniencing large numbers of travelers.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>Approval came without dissent, and long after many senators had left the Capitol for a weeklong vacation.</p><p>A House vote is expected as early as Friday.</p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 00:52:16 +0000 The Associated Press 8569 at http://www.kplu.org Senate passes bill to end flight controller furloughs Former FAA chief explains FAA and NTSB relationship http://www.kplu.org/post/former-faa-chief-explains-faa-and-ntsb-relationship <p></p><p>Federal safety investigators so far have been unable to pinpoint the root cause of a 787 Dreamliner battery fire. At the same time, the Federal Aviation Administration is weighing whether to let Boeing move ahead with tests of a new battery design. Does the FAA have to wait for the safety investigation to finish? The short answer is, no. Fri, 08 Mar 2013 00:46:59 +0000 Ashley Gross 7927 at http://www.kplu.org Former FAA chief explains FAA and NTSB relationship Boeing CEO pledges to keep boosting 787 production even amid FAA grounding http://www.kplu.org/post/boeing-ceo-pledges-keep-boosting-787-production-even-amid-faa-grounding <p></p><p>Boeing Chief Executive Jim McNerney says the company plans to keep boosting 787 Dreamliner production even while the planes are grounded for a battery investigation.</p><p>The grounding of the 787 Dreamliner worldwide after two battery failures dominated Boeing’s 2012 earnings conference call. McNerney says the company still plans to produce 10 Dreamliners a month by the end of this year – twice its current rate. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 17:05:15 +0000 Ashley Gross 7694 at http://www.kplu.org Boeing CEO pledges to keep boosting 787 production even amid FAA grounding FAA approves commericial flights for Paine Field http://www.kplu.org/post/faa-approves-commericial-flights-paine-field <p>Vacationers wanting to fly from the Seattle area to destinations such as Hawaii and Phoenix may soon have another option. The Federal Aviation Administration<a href="http://www.painefield.com/eafr/FONSI-ROD_incl_appendix_a_b.pdf"> has approved</a> commercial flights out of Paine Field, near Everett. It’s a proposal that’s been in the works for years.</p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 00:26:46 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7285 at http://www.kplu.org FAA approves 787 Dreamliner http://www.kplu.org/post/faa-approves-787-dreamliner <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-983781.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-983781.mp3</a></p><p>It&rsquo;s years behind schedule and over budget but Boeing&rsquo;s 787 Dreamliner is now approved to carry passengers.</p><p>Federal Aviation Administration officials gave their official seal of approval amid swelling music, a flag parade, and a fly over by Airplane Number 2.</p><p> Sat, 27 Aug 2011 01:07:13 +0000 Vanessa Romo 2455 at http://www.kplu.org FAA approves 787 Dreamliner FAA orders emergency inspection of some 737's http://www.kplu.org/post/faa-orders-emergency-inspection-some-737s <p>Federal officials <a href="http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAD.nsf/0/77979606b642117286257869006afb63/$FILE/2011-08-51_Emergency.pdf">have issued an emergency order</a> requiring inspections of Boeing planes with similar&nbsp;construction to the Southwest Airlines plane that had a 5-foot tear that led to an emergency landing last week.</p><p>The Federal Aviation Administration order Tuesday applies to&nbsp;Boeing 737-300s, 400s and 500s that have a similarly constructed joint where pieces of the plane&#39;s skin meet. The joint is at about&nbsp;the midpoint of the passenger cabin.</p><p> Tue, 05 Apr 2011 23:57:54 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 1143 at http://www.kplu.org FAA orders emergency inspection of some 737's