FAA http://kuow.org en Why Didn't FAA Choose Washington For Drone Testing? http://kuow.org/post/why-didnt-faa-choose-washington-drone-testing <p></p><p>Low population density and testing over water.</p><p>Those may be the reasons why the Federal Aviation Administration skipped over Washington state when selecting&nbsp;proposals for drone testing sites. Tue, 31 Dec 2013 19:55:36 +0000 Lisa Brooks 26323 at http://kuow.org Why Didn't FAA Choose Washington For Drone Testing? Air Traffic Controllers Getting Reduced Pay Due To Shutdown http://kuow.org/post/air-traffic-controllers-getting-reduced-pay-due-shutdown-0 <p></p><p>For federal employees, Tuesday is payday. But b<span style="line-height: 1.5;">ecause of the partial government shutdown thousands of federal employees are getting a reduced paycheck.</span> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 01:48:07 +0000 Patricia Murphy 22113 at http://kuow.org Air Traffic Controllers Getting Reduced Pay Due To Shutdown FAA Accepts Boeing's 787 Battery Fix http://kuow.org/post/faa-accepts-boeings-787-battery-fix <p></p><p><em>This story was last updated on Saturday, April 20, 2013.</em></p><p>The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed it has accepted Boeing's proposed fix to the 787 battery system. It says next week it will issue instructions to operators for making changes to the aircraft.</p><p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 19:02:10 +0000 Carolyn Adolph 11679 at http://kuow.org FAA Accepts Boeing's 787 Battery Fix Some Northwest Cities Explore Ways To Keep Airport Control Towers Open http://kuow.org/post/some-northwest-cities-explore-ways-keep-airport-control-towers-open <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/04/040813TB_Airport_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Some Northwest cities and counties are exploring whether to use local or private money to keep their airport control towers open. By mid-June, the federal government plans to close the control towers at 13 small to medium sized airports across the region.<p>Across-the-board budget cuts known as the 'sequester' have led the Federal Aviation Administration to cancel a contract for control tower staffing at smaller western airfields. Tue, 09 Apr 2013 19:53:20 +0000 Tom Banse 11106 at http://kuow.org Some Northwest Cities Explore Ways To Keep Airport Control Towers Open Boeing Certification Flight Complete http://kuow.org/post/boeing-certification-flight-complete <p>Boeing's 787 certification flight has landed.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The flight was Boeing's final certification test for the battery system it redesigned following smoke and fire incidents in January. Boeing Co. said the test would show the Federal Aviation Administration that the new system performs as intended "during normal and non-normal flight conditions."</span></p><p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 18:01:22 +0000 Carolyn Adolph 10931 at http://kuow.org Boeing Certification Flight Complete Boeing Says Certification Flight Is Days Away http://kuow.org/post/boeing-says-certification-flight-days-away <p></p><p>Boeing says a 787 Dreamliner destined for LOT Polish Airlines will take the certification test that could return the 787 fleet to the skies worldwide.</p><p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 14:12:09 +0000 Carolyn Adolph 10842 at http://kuow.org Boeing Says Certification Flight Is Days Away Boeing's Battery Fix: Containment http://kuow.org/post/boeings-battery-fix-containment <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The National Transportation Safety Board says it still does not know the root cause of the battery fire that triggered the grounding of the Boeing Co. 787 fleet.</p><p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 01:16:49 +0000 Carolyn Adolph 9463 at http://kuow.org Boeing's Battery Fix: Containment