The commander of the Ohio National Guard is stepping down next year.
Commercial drones could be in Ohio’s skies sooner than expected. That’s because the Federal Aviation Administration has granted a Dayton company an exception to the current ban on drones that aren’t for government or recreational use.
Nearly 30 air traffic control towers around the U.S. are getting additional workers for their late night shifts. The move comes after a controller fell asleep on the job in Nevada this week. WOSU reports Columbus’s airport will not be affected by the changes.
Court appearances are scheduled for three men charged with felony counts of pointing lasers into aircraft cockpits. Columbus police arrested a downtown resident on Sunday after the pilot of a medical helicopter reported a light beam pointed at him.
The low-fare airline Skybus held a coming-out party Thursday evening at Port Columbus. Governor Strickland was there to greet the carrier’s flagship as the airline cleared its final regulatory hurdle.
Skybus, the low-fare airline based in Columbus, is only days away from lift-off. Even though the company has sold more than 200-thousand tickets, it has not yet received final certification from the Federal Aviation Administration.
The Federal Aviation Administration announced it will keep three air traffic controllers on duty during early morning hours on weekends at Port Columbus. While that may seem like a positive move for workers and fliers, there are other looming problems. A new work contract set to be imposed by the FAA Sunday could cause mass retirements.
The federal agency in charge of air safety has gone to congress in a bid to settle a wage and work rules dispute with unionized air traffic controllers. The Federal Aviation Administration wants to put its contract into effect even though it failed to reach agreement with the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.