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Furloughs of air traffic controllers dropped

Air traffic controller furloughs ended almost as soon as they started after Congress quickly approved a bill to halt them in the wake of air traffic backups at the nation's airports.

Plan to shift weather duties to air traffic controllers postponed

The Federal Aviation Administration has postponed a cost-cutting plan that would end contract weather observer programs at airports across the country and shift weather-reporting duties to air traffic controllers.

Employee groups urge end to controller furloughs

As furloughs began to snarl air traffic, aviation employee groups sent a letter to the White House urging an end to air traffic controller furloughs.

Congress approves bill to end air traffic controller furloughs

The House on Friday followed the Senate's lead and quickly approved a bill to halt furloughs of air traffic controllers.

Senate OKs bill to end FAA controller furloughs

The Senate quickly passed a bill that would halt furloughs of air traffic controllers.

Lawmaker targets FAA in wake of controller furloughs

Charging the Federal Aviation Administration with conducting a "full-blown media rollout" to blame furlough-related flight delays on the sequester, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) is demanding a raft of information related to the agency's communications activities, salaries and expenses.

Controllers say 10,000 flights delayed after two days of furloughs

Two days into furloughs of air traffic controllers, more than 10,000 flights have been delayed and more than 600 have been canceled, according to a press statement from the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.

Employee groups call for end to air traffic controller furloughs

Nearly a dozen groups representing various segments of the aviation workforce sent a letter to the White House calling for funding flexibility to eliminate the need to furlough air traffic controllers.

FAA to delay closures of contract air traffic control towers

The Federal Aviation Administration announced April 5 that it will delay the closures of all 149 federal contract air traffic control towers.

FAA announces air traffic control tower closings

The Federal Aviation Administration announced last month that it will close 149 federal contract air traffic control towers over a four-week period beginning April 7 as part of its sequestration implementation plan.

Rulings Roundup: FAA employee wins appeal in removal case

An Air Traffic Control Specialist won his most recent appeal in his claim that he was improperly removed by agency officials over an alleged failure to successfully complete a training course.

FAA announces air traffic control tower closings

The Federal Aviation Administration last week said that it will close 149 federal contract air traffic control towers over a four-week period beginning April 7 as part of its sequestration implementation plan.

FAA to send furlough notices to all employees

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association issued a statement saying that the Federal Aviation Administration has informed the labor group that the agency intends to send furlough notices to all employees.

Union warns sequester could cripple air traffic control

The labor organization that represents air traffic controllers issued a report warning that implementation of sequestration could result in the furlough of several thousand controllers.

Rulings Roundup: FAA retiree wins disability retirement appeal

An Air Traffic Controller with the Federal Aviation Administration won his most recent appeal concerning his disability retirement pension.

Furloughed workers to get back pay

The Department of Transportation last month decided that it did not need congressional approval to restore back pay to about 4,000 Federal Aviation Administration employees furloughed during a two-week partial shutdown of the agency.

FAA workers to get back pay

The Department of Transportation has determined that congressional action is not needed to restore back pay to about 4,000 Federal Aviation Administration employees furloughed during a two-week partial shutdown of the agency.