By Elaine Donnelly
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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.
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.
Mr. Huerta said that would be picking winners and losers — something the agency didn't want to do.