faa http://nwpr.org en Airline Pilots Cannot Be Certified With Known Heart Problems http://nwpr.org/post/airline-pilots-cannot-be-certified-known-heart-problems <p>A medical examiner in Idaho has confirmed that a United Airlines pilot died from a heart attack he had while flying from Houston to Seattle Thursday night.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">He passed away in a Boise hospital, after the </span>2nd<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> officer made an emergency landing.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Commercial and private pilots need to undergo regular medical screenings, in order to maintain their flight certifications.</span></p><p> Sat, 28 Sep 2013 00:02:48 +0000 Lisa Brooks 34889 at http://nwpr.org Airline Pilots Cannot Be Certified With Known Heart Problems Control Towers At Smaller Northwest Airports Likely To Get Reprieve http://nwpr.org/post/control-towers-smaller-northwest-airports-likely-get-reprieve <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/04/042613TB_Towers_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The White House says President Obama will sign a fast-tracked Congressional bill to end the furloughs of air traffic controllers. Operators of smaller Northwest airports hope the measure also stops the planned closure of their control towers.<p>As of now, more than a dozen of the less busy airport control towers in Oregon, Washington and Idaho remain on a list to be deactivated in early June. Fri, 26 Apr 2013 22:54:26 +0000 Tom Banse 26554 at http://nwpr.org Control Towers At Smaller Northwest Airports Likely To Get Reprieve Some Northwest Cities Explore Ways To Keep Airport Control Towers Open http://nwpr.org/post/some-northwest-cities-explore-ways-keep-airport-control-towers-open <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Some Northwest cities and counties are exploring whether to use local or private money to keep their airport control towers open. By mid-June, the federal government plans to close the control towers at 13 small to medium sized airports across the region.</p><p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 23:29:24 +0000 Tom Banse 25556 at http://nwpr.org Some Northwest Cities Explore Ways To Keep Airport Control Towers Open Regional Airlines Intend To Keep Flying If Control Towers Close http://nwpr.org/post/regional-airlines-intend-keep-flying-if-control-towers-close <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/03/030113TB_Airports_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a> <P>According to an airport industry association, control towers at 14 small to medium sized airports around the Northwest will close on April 1 in response to automatic federal budget cuts: Four in Idaho and five each in Oregon and Washington. But regional airlines intend to keep flying to those cities they now serve.</P> <P>The Federal Aviation Administration pays a government contractor called Serco to staff the control towers at smaller Western airports. Sat, 02 Mar 2013 00:41:13 +0000 Tom Banse 23617 at http://nwpr.org Regional Airlines Intend To Keep Flying If Control Towers Close