FAA furloughs thousands amid congressional funding stalemateJuly 25, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Posted in Aviation Law Current Event | Leave a comment
by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty
The Federal Aviation Administration, the arm of the U.S. Department of Transportation responsible for air passenger safety, furloughed about 4,000 of its workers on Saturday after Congress failed to reauthorize the agency’s funding.
The partial shutdown, which the agency said will not affect air traffic controllers or force any flight cancellations, came after Congress adjourned Friday without extending the FAA’s funding. [more]