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Flights into San Diego resume after shooter taken into custody

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Flights have been barred from landing at the San Diego airport due to nearby active shooter, according to the FAA. Police say a man was firing …


Idaho company contracts drone service to farmers

WILDER, Idaho – It looked like a hawk circling Bitner Vineyards on Wednesday evening, but the low buzzing sound gave it away as something more mechanical. The mechanical creature created …


Washington passed over for FAA drone test site

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration announced six states on Monday that will develop test sites for drones, a critical next step for the march of the unmanned …


Agriculture a promising market for drones

PORTLAND – Idaho farmer Robert Blair isn’t waiting around for federal aviation officials to work out rules for drones. He and a friend built their own, outfitting it with cameras …


WSU will lead jet biofuel research

Washington State University has been picked as a co-leader for the nation’s new center of excellence for jet biofuel research, Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., announced Friday morning at WSU Tri-Cities. …


Drones won’t be used to fight fires

SEATTLE – As the dry weather sets in and the wildfire season beckons, Washington state won’t have an aerial drone to help combat the expected blazes. Earlier this year, the …


Cargo pilot who overshot Spokane airport convicted of flying while intoxicated

A cargo pilot who overshot the Spokane airport by 50 miles last year, then lined up on the wrong runway during his approach, has been convicted in federal court of …


Getting There: Cuts will likely bring air travel delays

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray last week said summer travel delays are likely at the nation’s airports as a result of congressionally ordered budget cuts at the Federal Aviation Administration. FAA …


Felts Field will lose air traffic controllers

The Federal Aviation Administration has affirmed a decision earlier this month to close air traffic control operations at Felts Field and other small airports around the country beginning April 7. …


Local air traffic operations face cuts

Federal budget cuts that went into effect last week could result in closure of the Felts Field air traffic control tower and elimination of the tower night shift at Spokane …


FAA issues rules to prevent tired airline pilots

Rules aimed at preventing airline pilots from flying while dangerously fatigued were issued today by the Federal Aviation Administration, a move safety advocates have been urging for more than two …


FAA dispute jeopardizes airport projects in Spokane, CdA

Inland Northwest airports may have major construction projects knocked off track by a congressional fight over the Federal Aviation Administration. A $3.3 million grant to finish a runway reconstruction at …


Single-engine aircraft that crashed left from Elk airstrip

A single-engine airplane that took off Friday from an airstrip north of Spokane crashed in Western Washington, killing two people aboard, authorities confirmed Saturday. The deceased are believed to be …


FAA bill touted as local job generator

The U.S. Senate’s newly passed bill to modernize airports is being hailed a jobs measure that could create 2,200 jobs in Spokane County over six years. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., …


FAA revokes licenses of wayward Northwest pilots

The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday revoked the licenses of the two Northwest Airlines pilots who flew past their Minneapolis destination by 150 miles.


In brief: Hearings set on Sotomayor

Washington – Senate Democrats, determined to seat Sonia Sotomayor on the Supreme Court quickly, announced mid-July hearings on her nomination Tuesday in a move that surprised Republicans. GOP leaders lashed …


FAA settles with Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines will pay a fine of $7.5 million for flying planes that had missed critical safety checks – $2.7 million less than government regulators initially ordered. The agreement announced …