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Senator Moran co-sponsors aviation bill
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KNSS News
November 21, 2019 - 5:23 am
U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) is co-sponsoring a bill that he says would help Kansas airports. Currently, FAA air traffic controllers are mandated to retire at age 56. If they work beyond that at federal contract towers, they are financially penalized. “I’m proud to support our aviation industry...
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KNSS News
September 19, 2019 - 8:36 pm
The chief of the Federal Aviation Administration tested the Boeing 737 Max in a flight simulator Thursday, but the FAA declined to say how its updated anti-stall software performed. That software kicked in before two Max jets crashed, and fixing it is central to Boeing's effort to get the grounded...
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June 30, 2019 - 7:31 pm
Ten people were killed when a small airplane crashed into a hangar as it was taking off from a Dallas-area airport Sunday morning, an spokeswoman for the town of Addison, Texas, said. Spokeswoman Mary Rosenbleeth said no one aboard the twin-engine plane survived at the Addison Municipal Airport,...
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June 29, 2019 - 3:16 pm
Authorities in the northeastern corner of Kansas say a pilot has died in a small plane crash north of Hiawatha. Topeka television station KSNT reports that the crash happened late Friday afternoon in a cornfield near Highway 73, just a mile north of the local airport. Emergency responders say the...
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March 27, 2019 - 11:02 pm
Under fire from lawmakers on Capitol Hill over the two deadly Boeing crashes, the head of the Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday defended the agency's practice of relying on aircraft makers to help certify their own planes for flight. Acting FAA Administrator Daniel Elwell said the...
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Dreamstime
February 10, 2019 - 1:16 am
Authorities say a body has been found in the wreckage of a plane they believed crashed Friday night two miles southwest of the peak of Mount Diablo in Northern California. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the single-engine Mooney M20 crashed into the hillside in Contra...
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August 07, 2018 - 5:15 am
Federal agencies are looking into an intentional laser strike on Kansas Highway Patrol aircraft last week. It happened on the evening of Saturday Aug. 4th, KHP aircraft were assisting ground crews in the pursuit of an escaped inmate from Winfield Correctional Facility. As they flew over Cowley...
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August 05, 2018 - 7:36 am
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says all five people on board were killed when a small passenger airplane crashed in northern Oklahoma on Saturday. The cause of the crash was not immediately known, said Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford. "A single-engine Extra EA-400 crashed under...
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June 17, 2018 - 8:06 pm
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Several airlines are combating a nationwide pilot shortage by partnering with Kansas State University to guarantee jobs to graduates. The Kansas City Star reports regional airlines are urgently trying to fill a large number of pilot vacancies that began in 2013 after the...
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Steve & Ted
April 20, 2018 - 9:02 am
Steve and Ted get the regulators' response to the explosion from Fox's Tonya J. Powers.
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