Federal Aviation Administration employees in Georgia are working without pay this week while the government’s shut down. Air traffic controllers are worrying about making ends meet with paychecks. But that’s not all.
Bacon County Coroner Vic Peacock says a man and woman from the metro Atlanta area have been killed in a small plane crash. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says a Hawker Beechcraft A36 went down Sunday afternoon near Alma, about 70 miles northwest of Brunswick.
The Federal Aviation Administration has announced five Georgia airport traffic control towers are slated to close because of automatic spending cuts. Federal officials Friday released a list of 149 contract towers that will be impacted by the spending cuts
Authorities say about 2,000 Federal Aviation Administration employees in metro Atlanta are being told they will have to take unpaid time off because of automatic federal budget cuts. The workers have been told they must take as many as 11 unpaid days off in coming months.
The threat of bird strikes to aircraft could doom plans for a waste transfer station in metro Atlanta. A Federal Aviation Administration study has led to concerns about a waste project planned for the Mableton area in Cobb County. At issue is the waste station's proximity to the Fulton County Airport at Charlie Brown Field.
The UPS pilots’ union wants the Federal Aviation Administration to reconsider exempting cargo pilots from new pilot-fatigue rules. The union asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to review the rules and the exemption.
Georgia Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss is supporting the U.S. Senator holding up debate on a funding extension to the Federal Aviation Administration.The FAA could face another partial shutdown if Congress doesn’t pass the measure by midnight Friday.
Congress has reached a deal to end the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration. That's according to a statement from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. It’s a relief to thousands who are furloughed.