Congress is threatening FAA managers in the bluntest terms with unpaid salaries, forfeited bonuses, imminent transfers and withheld staff if they persist in ignoring agency leadership and failing to relieve aviation gridlock. A key House panel armed with the legislative purse strings is even threatening the agency with outright extinction if the high rate of delays and cancellations--disrupting one in four flights--is not brought under control, and fast. In the clipped cadences ...


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