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More long-haul flights are coming to Reagan National Airport. And people annoyed by helicopter noise will continue to have their voice heard.

Those are two of the main local impacts from the FAA reauthorization bill just approved by Congress. The bill now awaits President Biden’s signature.


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A large-scale flyover planned for Saturday is expected to bring some air traffic at National Airport to a temporary halt.

Two dozen groups of general aviation aircraft are expected to fly from Frederick, Maryland, down the Potomac River and across the National Mall. The Mall flyover is scheduled to take place between noon and 1 p.m.


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Virginia’s senators are stepping up efforts to nix a proposal to add five more round-trip flights to Reagan National Airport.

Sen. Tim Kaine — with the support of fellow Virginia Sen. Mark Warner and five other Democratic senators from Maryland, Colorado and Illinois — has proposed to strike the extra flights from a bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).


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A bill to add more flights to Reagan National Airport is moving forward despite opposition from Virginia’s senators.

Senate and House negotiators have reached an agreement to add five more daily round-trip flights to the airport. The 1,069-page reauthorization bill for the Federal Aviation Administration will now head to the Senate floor, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation announced today (Monday).


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A Florida man is facing a criminal citation after being caught with a gun at an airport checkpoint for the second time, according to federal authorities.

The man was stopped at Reagan National Airport on Tuesday, trying to bring a loaded 9mm handgun through a security checkpoint. He told officers that “he wanted to travel with the firearm for protection,” according to the Transportation Security Administration.


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An explosives detection K-9 celebrated his retirement at Reagan National Airport today.

Messi, an 8-year-old yellow lab, was feted this morning in the historic Terminal 1 lobby with a surprise tennis ball drop, a cupcake and the ceremonial removal of his TSA “Do Not Pet” patch.


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An Alexandria man has been charged after allegedly trying to bring a loaded gun onto a flight at Reagan National Airport over Easter weekend.

TSA officers detected the gun at a security checkpoint and airport police confiscated it.


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Reagan National Airport is getting some new places to eat, drink and shop.

Seven new concessions at DCA were announced Wednesday by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. All are expected to start construction this year, though there’s no word on opening dates.


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Arlington County will be setting aside $1.6 million for improvement projects on national parkland in the crosshairs of a future pedestrian bridge between Crystal City and National Airport.


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The banner year for gun confiscations at Reagan National Airport is continuing.

TSA agents stopped not one, not two, but three guns from being brought onto planes in carry-on baggage this past Friday. The three separate incidents — involving men from Rockville, Md.; Georgia; and Stafford, Va. — are not related, the TSA said.


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