Federal Aviation Administration

Tuscaloosa Airport Upgrade
11:55 am
Sun June 29, 2014

Upgrades Planned At Tuscaloosa Municipal Airport

Tuscaloosa city officials are looking to upgrade the Tuscaloosa Municipal Airport.
Credit City of Tuscaloosa

  Tuscaloosa city officials are looking to upgrade the Tuscaloosa Municipal Airport.

The Tuscaloosa News city council's finance committee voted to use money from a planned bond issue, anticipated savings from the refinancing of two other bonds and money the town of Vance is paying for a tract of land to finance a portion of the planned upgrades.

The Federal Aviation Administration inspected the airport's secondary runway in March and officials said the striping and markings needed to be removed and replaced.

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Drone Testing Site
4:44 pm
Mon September 2, 2013

Alabama, Tennessee Team Up To Land Drone Test Site

A consortium of companies and universities in Alabama and Tennessee are hoping to develop a site where drones would be tested.
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A consortium of companies and universities in Alabama and Tennessee are hoping to develop a site where drones would be tested.

If approved, the facility could become one of only a half-dozen sites approved by the Federal Aviation Administration for research involving Unmanned Aerial Systems, more commonly known as drones.

Alabama and Tennessee have submitted a joint application in an effort to be selected as one of the six FAA UAS testing sites. Testing would be done at a site near Savannah, Tennessee.

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Air Traffic Control Cuts
5:50 am
Thu March 28, 2013

FAA Cutting Funding to Control Towers May 5

Dothan's air traffic control tower is in danger of closing after the FAA announced it will cut funding May 5, 2013.
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The Federal Aviation Administration has announced dates it plans to cut funding to 149 contract air traffic control towers — including two in Alabama.


Federal officials Wednesday announced funding will be cut to regional airports in Tuscaloosa and Dothan on May 5. FAA officials say airport operators have the choice to continue operating as a non-towered airport or continue providing services as a non-federal control tower.

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New Year's Plane Crash
4:42 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Student Pilot In Crash Ignored FAA Regulations

Near the accident site in Jasper.
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Federal authorities say a student pilot wasn't following regulations when he took off with two friends on a late-night flight that crashed in north Alabama and killed everyone aboard.

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