Press release: Bingaman talks FAA reauthorization bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked about a bill currently before the Senate to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman020612m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman talks about the FAA reauthorization bill before the Senate. 02:31 – Bingaman talks about […]

FAA fight halted for now

Staff and wire reports WASHINGTON — With tens of thousands of jobs and more than $1 billion on the line, Senate Democrats gave way Friday to a power play by House Republicans in order to end a partial two-week shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration. Operations at Clovis Municipal Airport, including a runway extension project, […]

Press release: Bingaman says FAA bill invests in aviation infrastructure

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman said he is pleased a bill that clears the Senate today will invest in New Mexico’s airport infrastructure and in the state’s economy. The FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act continues funding for a number of programs that are important to New Mexico and the nation. Among […]

Press release: Bingaman talks FAA bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked about the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authorization bill currently pending before the Senate. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman020711m.mp3

Plane crashes near Tucumcari

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Freedom Newspapers:Thomas Garcia Two Yuma, Ariz., residents, Gary Mayer and Kathryn Blohm, were injured in the crash of this Beech airplane Friday outside of Tucumcari, according to reports from the New Mexico State Police. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — A single-engine plane crashed early Friday afternoon in a field six miles east of […]

Civilian pilots concerned about new mission

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer An association of pilots fears the mission proposed for Cannon Air Force Base will create hazardous flying conditions. Spotty radar coverage, fuzzy radio communications and the type of flying proposed by Air Force Special Operations puts pilots of small, private airplanes, business jets, commuter airplanes and crop dusters at […]

Flight delays need innovative ideas from FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration last week went through three frustrating days of headbanging and jawboning that failed to yield an agreement among airlines to cut back on flights at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, which has more takeoffs and landings per year than any airport in the world. Now we’ll see if the FAA makes good on […]