September 11 attacks

August 24, 2011 - 7:31am

For the complete report:
AIN_2011_TenYearsLater.pdf

May 26, 2011 - 3:05pm

In the wake of the killing of terrorist chieftain Osama bin Laden last month by U.S. forces in Pakistan, there have been reports of specially trained personnel from the Transportation Security Administration and Department of Homeland Security visiting FBOs located at airports served by airlines.

October 12, 2010 - 6:20am

Looking for information on the FAA’s OpSpecs Web site? As of August 31, the FAA shut down www.opspecs.com and moved all of that material to other Web sites. MMELs used to be hosted on the OpSpecs site, but now these are available at the Flight Standards Information Management System (http://fsims.faa.gov/).

June 17, 2010 - 1:13pm

The FAA is denying an accusation lodged in an Associated Press story that the agency is not allowing reporters to fly in aircraft over the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

December 28, 2009 - 10:38am

On August 8, a tour helicopter climbing from a Hudson River heliport in Manhattan collided with a Piper PA-32 Lance piston single. In the ensuing crash, both aircraft were destroyed, and all nine people–three on the Piper and six on the Eurocopter AS 350BA–were killed.

September 29, 2009 - 7:01am

In the wake of the crash of Colgan Air Flight 3407 in February, how are safety programs and pilot hiring, training and testing practices being improved?

February 27, 2009 - 12:27pm

Wichita’s United Way of the Plains will be opening a one-stop help center for unemployed residents and area workers to provide a range of services, including budget counseling and access to government assistance programs. In extreme cases, it will also help unemployed workers pay housing and utility bills, according to United Way of the Plains president Patrick Hanrahan.

September 30, 2008 - 7:02am

Seven years after 9/11, general aviation is still vulnerable to acts of terrorism because of inaction by the White House, according to a report prepared by the Democratic staffs of the House Homeland Security and Foreign Affairs Committees.

September 11, 2008 - 11:54am

With today’s dedication of the country’s first major September 11 memorial at the Pentagon, Americans are recalling the events of that fateful day when airliners were turned into weapons of mass destruction. Although general aviation had nothing to do with the tragic events of 9/11, many of the security measures instituted in the aftermath of the attacks that affect GA operations remain in effect.

June 30, 2008 - 9:46am

With America on a major terror alert for the commemoration yesterday of the anniversary of the September 11 attacks (U.S. officials raised the warning for the first time to Code Orange, just one tier below the highest level of danger), the focus that would have been placed on security anyway this week took on a new and palpable urgency.

 
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