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New FAA budget could keep state's air control towers open

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI: The Federal Aviation Administration’s budget for fiscal 2014 assumes an end to the federal fiscal sequester and proposes including money to keep open 149 contract air traffic control towers around the country, including five in Mississippi, previously targeted for loss of FAA funding. The tower funding is proposed to continue under the FAA’s fiscal 2014 budget request of ...

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FAA fiscal ’14 budget would keep threatened Mississippi air control towers open

The Federal Aviation Administration’s budget for fiscal 2014 assumes an end to the federal fiscal sequester and proposes including money to keep open 149 contract air traffic control towers around the country, including five in Mississippi, previously targeted for loss of FAA funding. The tower funding is proposed to continue under the FAA’s fiscal 2014 budget request of $15.6 billion. ...

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Stop-and-go funding makes planning tough for Mississippi airport chiefs

The refusal of Congress to go beyond short-hop funding for the Federal Aviation Administration has made uncertainty just another work challenge that the heads of Mississippi’s two major commercial airports must overcome. As one funding lapse ends another one appears on the horizon for Dirk Vanderleest at Jackson-Evers International Airport and Bruce Frallic at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport. The Aug. 8 ...

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FAA money restored but Jackson-Evers projects may be in jeopardy

Late Friday afternoon action by the U.S. Senate and President Obama got the Federal Aviation Administration back in business but the big dollars lost in airline fees could hurt long-range projects planned by Jackson-Evers International Airport and other airports throughout Mississippi. At Jackson-Evers 10 FAA workers will return to work Monday after a two-week furlough caused by the refusal of ...

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American Airlines may face more fines

DALLAS — Federal regulators are proposing more maintenance-related penalties against American Airlines. The Federal Aviation Administration said it would fine American $787,500 for three cases of alleged maintenance problems. In one case, regulators say the airline operated a plane without replacing a central computer on the jet. The FAA says mechanics improperly put off the maintenance. Another case involves inadequate ...

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FAA completing American Airlines probe

WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration is close to wrapping up a two-year investigation of safety violations at American Airlines that could result in one of the largest fines in the agency’s history, according to government and industry officials familiar with the investigation. Separately, the Transportation Department’s inspector general is due to release an audit in the next several days ...

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