Furlough-related flight delays began at San Francisco International Airport Friday morning, airport officials said, on the same day Congress moved to end furloughs of air traffic controllers.
Eleven air traffic control towers at small airports throughout California are on the Federal Aviation Administration’s list of nationwide facilities to be closed next month due to spending cuts.
With a possible federal budget sequestration looming on March 1, the Federal Aviation Administration could close several Bay Area air traffic control towers and flights into major airports like San Francisco’s could face delays of up to 90 minutes.
All-Nippon Airways has cancelled flights to Tokyo via Mineta San Jose International Airport through early next week to comply with an FAA order grounding Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft in the United States, an airport spokeswoman said.
The Federal Aviation Administration is undertaking a comprehensive review of the critical systems of Boeing’s 787s, the aircraft maker’s newest and most technologically advanced plane, after a fire and a fuel leak earlier this week, the agency said Friday.
The Federal Aviation Administration has announced it will reconsider the current regulations that ban the use of electronic devices during takeoff, landing or sometimes the entire flight.
A modern, satellite-based system of air traffic control now in development will streamline how commercial airliners take off and land at Northern California airports.
Authorities say a helicopter pilot escaped injury when she was forced to make an emergency landing in a wetlands area near Palo Alto Airport.
Bad weather delays could be a thing of the past with new air traffic control software which is more accurate in tracking planes.
The FAA is set to downgrade SFO to a Level 2 hub as they believe runway construction will leave the airport vulnerable to delays and congestion.