On the evening of Dec. 10, 2007, pilot Kenny Edwards got the order to fly a Continental Airlines Inc. commuter flight from Tampa, Florida, to West Palm Beach. He told his dispatch supervisor he wouldn’t do it.
About 4,000 employees of the Federal Aviation Administration will remain furloughed into September after U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid failed today to break the impasse over the agency’s funding.
U.S. airlines led by United Continental Holdings Inc. may pocket $1.3 billion in higher fares tied to the Federal Aviation Administration’s partial shutdown as Congress deadlocks on the agency’s funding.
The Spokane, Washington, airport board sued the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to block its shutdown of air-traffic control operations at the city’s Felts Field as a result of agency budget cuts.
United Continental Holdings Inc. said it’s almost finished with computer checkups on 96 of its Boeing Co. 757-model jets after canceling 15 flights while performing the unscheduled maintenance yesterday.
Airports serving Ohio State University and the headquarters of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. joined a legal offensive aimed at stopping the U.S. from shutting air traffic control operations as part of government-wide spending cuts.