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Topic - Michael P. Huerta
The Federal Aviation Administration has announced the furloughing of almost 3,000 air safety inspectors as part of the government shutdown.
A top House Republican accused the FAA of a "shocking lapse of management" in giving the airlines just "hours" notice before furloughing air traffic controllers, leaving the industry struggling to adjust to major flight delays.
As the drone boom unfolds, one key lawmaker warns we could eventually see science-fiction style warfare over America.
Frustrated commercial drone companies say the Obama administration is falling further and further behind in meeting congressional demands to clear the path for full integration into American airspace by 2015. Billions of dollars of investments as well as commercial applications for drones could be caught up in the delay, they warn.
For the Federal Aviation Administration, regulating the skies is about to get much more complicated.
But FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta said it's no error: The inspection force in fact had been targeted for the furloughs.
He said airlines should have been prepared to adjust their schedules to accommodate the furloughs, which amount to sending controllers home for one day per paycheck.