Tom DeLay

May 7, 2013 - 2:15pm

Congressional and local lawmakers have called on the FAA to use newly available funds to stave off the June 15 closure of 149 contract towers under budget sequestration. Signed into law last week, the “Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013” allows the FAA to reallocate unassigned funds from the Airport Improvement Program to end FAA employee furloughs and keep the national airspace system functioning smoothly through the end of Fiscal Year 2013.

June 4, 2009 - 8:01am

Europe’s aerospace industry is blaming the European Commission for major delays in the Clean Sky joint technology initiative (JTI), a significant aerospace research program for greener aviation. The Commission retorts that it is just doing its job–spending taxpayer money diligently–and declines to accept sole responsibility for the delays.

May 27, 2009 - 5:14am

Citing global aerospace industry challenges, Honda Aircraft last month announced that it is moving the projected first flight of a production-conforming HondaJet to January next year, a delay of nearly a year from its previous schedule. A HondaJet prototype has been flying since Dec. 3, 2003.

February 26, 2008 - 6:09am

Shortly after a Senate confirmation hearing last month for acting FAA Administrator Robert Sturgell to take the job permanently, New Jersey’s two Democratic senators announced they were putting a “hold” on the Bush nomination.

A “hold” is an informal practice by which a senator informs the floor leader that he or she does not want a particular bill or other measure to reach the floor for consideration by the full body.

January 18, 2008 - 6:52am

The FAA granted a request from four trade associations to delay the compliance date of new repair station rules. The agency published the rules on Aug. 6, 2001, with an initial effective date of April 6, 2003.

January 18, 2008 - 6:52am

The FAA granted a request from four trade associations to delay the compliance date of new repair station rules. The agency published the rules on Aug. 6, 2001, with an initial effective date of April 6, 2003.

January 3, 2008 - 11:27am

A Senate hearing on the nomination of acting FAA Administrator Robert Sturgell to become the next permanent head of the agency was canceled at the last minute on December 20. Committee aides blamed Senate fatigue and the approaching holidays for the confirmation delay. Others charged that it was politics and Congress’s penchant for micromanaging the FAA. Sen.

August 14, 2007 - 12:37pm

Although Congress is in recess until September 4, one could be forgiven for thinking otherwise given the continued rhetoric on both sides of the FAA funding issue.

June 12, 2007 - 10:07am

Where is the House’s version of the FAA funding bill? That is the question industry is asking as time draws short to get it through committee and passed on the full floor. A spokesman for the Republican minority confirmed to AIN that the current delay stems from the issue of controller staffing. “Committee leaders urged the FAA and NATCA [the controllers’ union] to resolve their differences,” he said.

May 31, 2007 - 6:30am

The FAA said last month that this summer it will greatly expand the airspace flow program (AFP), an initiative it implemented last summer to better manage airline delays associated with summer thunderstorms. In all, seven combinations were available for use last year, mainly to meter the flow of traffic to the Northeast. This year operators can expect 18 separate geographic possibilities when the program expands to the Midwest.

 
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