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Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - May 23, 2013

DePaul Study Calls for End to FAA Electronics Ban

By Lauren Chooljian

More and more airline travelers have their eyes and fingers glued to tablets and e-readers, according to a study released Wednesday from DePaul University, leading authors of the research to call for an end to the ban on electronic devices during takeoffs and landings.

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - May 10, 2013

Decatur, Bloomington Airport Towers Stay Open

By Sean Powers

air plane taking off

The Federal Aviation Administration says 149 air traffic control towers, including several in Illinois, will stay open. They were on the verge of closing by mid-June as a result of the federal sequester.

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - April 24, 2013

Lawmakers Critical of FAA Over Furloughs

By Sean Powers, and Jeff Bossert, with additional reporting from The Associated Press

air plane taking off

Republican U.S. Senator Dan Coats of Indiana is criticizing the Federal Aviation Administration over its decision to furlough 15,000 air traffic controllers because of the sequester.

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