Air Traffic Control Tower (istock)

FAA Funding Cuts Will Close 238 Air Traffic Control Towers, 6 In Michigan

Six air traffic control towers in Michigan are among 238 scheduled to close nationwide in early April as the FAA shuts off funding for those services.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/10/2013


Report: Obama Signs Bill To End FAA Shutdown

According to a source speaking to the Associated Press, President Barack Obama has signed a Senate bill that will end a partial shutdown of the FAA.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/05/2011


Aviation Shutdown Halts Project At Metro

The partial FAA shutdown has airport projects – and the ability to pay for them – in limbo. At Metro Airport, there’s an $8 million federal grant grounded in Washington.


A man walks past a half-completed 236-foot FAA control tower at Oakland International Airport in this file photo. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

4,000 Workers Idled By FAA Shutdown

President Obama says he expects that a partial FAA shutdown will be resolved by end of week, and that’s music to the ears of Metro Airport spokesman Mike Conway.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/03/2011

File photo single engine plane.

Pilot Killed In Single-Engine Plane Crash

A plane crash into an industrial park in Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula has claimed the life of the pilot of the single-engine plane.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/16/2011

Southwest Airlines Wrapping Up Jetliner Inspections

The checks were ordered after Friday’s incident in which a five-foot hole ripped open on one of the planes, forcing an emergency landing.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/05/2011

Study: Flight Delays Cost Passengers $16.7 Billion

Airline flight delays cost passengers more than inconvenience — $16.7 billion more — according to a study delivered to the Federal Aviation Administration.