'The FAA is working with the airlines to resume normal air traffic operations after an automation problem yesterday led to delays and cancellations at airports in the Washington, DC area. Preliminary information from yesterday indicates 492 related delays and 476 cancellations' - @FAANews
FAA statement on flight delays: 'The FAA is diagnosing an automation problem at an air traffic center in Leesburg, VA. Some flights into and out of the New York and Washington, DC metro area airports area may be delayed. We are directing high altitude traffic around the affected airspace.' - @NBCNews
FAA to investigate American Airlines flight 669's declared emergency landing in Philadelphia; flight, bound for Seattle, reported engine-related problem shortly after taking off from Philadelphia International Airport - @DavidSpuntCBS3
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is the national aviation authority of the United States. As an agency of the United States Department of Transportation, it has authority to regulate and oversee all aspects of American civil aviation. The Federal Aviation Act of 1958 created the organization under the name Federal Aviation Agency. The agency adopted its current name in 1966 when it became a part of the U.S. Department of Transportation.