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Washington Airspace Power Outage Prompts Delays Across the East Coast

At noon on August 15, many were looking forward to a beautiful weekend with nice temperatures across the board but were rudely awakened when their travel plans were interrupted by a power outage in the Washington Center Area (ZDC). [caption id="attachment_2629" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Screenshot from FAA advisories[/caption] The FAA reported an En Route Automatic Modernization (ERAM) issue prompting ATC Zero which is an official term used by the Federal Aviation Administration.  ATC Zero means that the FAA can no longer…

American and US Airways Receive Their Single Operation Certificate: A…

With the legal recognition of a merger between American Airlines and US Airways, today marks a sizable change in the airline industry. Today, American Airlines has received their Single Operating Certificate from the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration). In simplicity, this certificate indicates that the two airlines are one in the…

Airlines Banning Lithium Ion Batteries

Author: Ashley Magoon In recent days, the rising amount of lithium ion batteries is raising safety concerns among the airline industry. Lithium ion batteries are found widely in cell phones, laptops, and other devices in the passenger cabin, but are also shipped in bulk and other objects in the cargo…