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Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 6/21/2013 at 6:55AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Clear. High of 79. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Friday night: Clear. Low of 63. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: 2013 Summer Solstice Celebration Bring the family and friends to join fellow New Yorkers in celebrating the longest day of the [...]

FAA to look into JFK, LaGuardia flight patterns
News Melissa Chan 5/21/2013 at 1:56PM

Queens residents fighting feds over airplane noise that turned some suburban neighborhoods into veritable warzones last summer have won a small battle. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has agreed to form a committee to review the decision-making process it used last December when the agency approved new flight patterns over the borough. The new routes [...]

Congress passes bill to help end FAA furloughs
Congress passes bill to help end FAA furloughs
News Cristabelle Tumola 4/26/2013 at 2:10PM

Flyers can travel easier. Congress has passed a bill that will help end Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) furloughs and prevent more delayed flights. The Senate and House overwhelmingly approved the legislation, which shifts funding and allows the FAA to put its air traffic controllers back to work, according to reports. White House spokesman Jay Carney [...]

Flyers feel delays from furloughs
Flyers feel delays from furloughs
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 4/23/2013 at 2:59PM

Weather is not the only thing delaying travelers this week. U.S. government spending cuts forced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to ax $637 million from its budget this year and to furlough it staff, the FAA confirmed. Air traffic controllers are now required to take one day off without pay for every 10 days of [...]

Court rules in favor of waste transfer station
Court rules in favor of waste transfer station
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 4/12/2013 at 3:06PM

They lost their bid to block the birds. The Friends of LaGuardia Airport could not prevent a waste transfer facility, which will bring flocks of seagulls near the airport, from being built. The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Tuesday, April 9 on jurisdictional grounds [...]

Despite relief, plane noise may still plague northeast Queens
Despite relief, plane noise may still plague northeast Queens
Northeast Melissa Chan 3/22/2013 at 10:18AM

Northeast Queens residents may get a respite from the plane noise that tormented them last summer — but not full relief. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials said there would be fewer planes flying over portions of Bayside and Flushing. But, depending on traffic and wind, there could be times residents could hear the same turbulence [...]

Pilot spots drone near JFK
Pilot spots drone near JFK
News Terence M. Cullen 3/05/2013 at 2:55PM

Look up in the air! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s…a drone? An Alitalia pilot reported sighting a drone near his jumbo jet Monday afternoon has he neared JFK Airport, according to news sources. Now federal agents are investigating who the drone belonged to, and what it was doing just about three miles from [...]

Queens’ Morning
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 2/14/2013 at 7:48AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 43. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the West in the afternoon. Thursday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 37. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Much Ado About Nothing On opening night [...]

LI man arrested for pointing laser at plane heading to JFK
LI man arrested for pointing laser at plane heading to JFK
Police Queens Courier Staff 1/25/2013 at 10:29AM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY A Long Island man was arrested Wednesday for pointing a laser beam at two aircraft this summer, risking the lives of passengers and potentially people on the ground, said the FBI. According to court records, on August 21, Angel Rivas, of Shirley, directed a laser pointer at a plane headed to John F. [...]

Rumblings over JFK runway expansion continue
Rumblings over JFK runway expansion continue
News Maggie Hayes 12/19/2012 at 9:17AM

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) seem to be full-speed ahead on a plan to extend a runway at John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport, stirring ire and confusion among those who live nearby. “The FAA spoke as if they’re going to go through with this plan,” [...]