Federal Aviation Administration

South Carolina News: Anderson County Man, Jeffery Michael Patterson Sentenced for Making False Statements in a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Investigation

Columbia, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Jeffery Michael Patterson, age 41, of Townville, South Carolina, was sentenced in Federal Court to three years’ probation for violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1001. The sentence was handed down by District Judge Timothy M. Cain. The facts of … Continue reading South Carolina News: Anderson County Man, Jeffery Michael Patterson Sentenced for Making False Statements in a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Investigation

FAA orders more engine inspections after Southwest accident

April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday ordered ultrasound inspections of hundreds of jet engines like the one that blew apart at 32,000 feet in a deadly accident aboard a Southwest Airlines plane. The agency said the directive affects 352 engines on new-generation Boeing 737s, a twin-engine jet that is a … Continue reading FAA orders more engine inspections after Southwest accident

Federal Aviation Administration/FAA Releases Aersospace Forecast

WASHINGTON (STL.News) All indicators show that air travel in the United States is strong and according to the FAA Aerospace Forecast Fiscal Years (FY) 2018-2038, the trend will continue.  This is occurring while American air travelers are experiencing the highest levels of safety (PDF) in modern aviation history. The FAA forecasts U.S. airline enplanements (passengers) … Continue reading Federal Aviation Administration/FAA Releases Aersospace Forecast

4 survivors of tour helicopter crash in Grand Canyon rescued

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. /February 11, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Four survivors of a tour helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon were airlifted to a Nevada hospital Sunday while crews were recovering the bodies of three others, authorities said. Six passengers and a pilot were on board the Papillion Grand Canyon Helicopters chopper when it crashed … Continue reading 4 survivors of tour helicopter crash in Grand Canyon rescued

Helicopter crashes into California home, killing 3 people

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif./January 30, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A helicopter crashed into a Southern California home shortly after takeoff Tuesday, killing three people and injuring two others, officials said. The four-seat Robinson R44 went down in a gated community in Newport Beach, about 45 miles (72 kilometers) southeast of Los Angeles. Four people were on board … Continue reading Helicopter crashes into California home, killing 3 people

FAA Approves Drone to Restore Puerto Rico Cell Service

Drones to be used to help restore cell service to Puerto Rico November 17, 2017 (FAA)(STL.News) The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) quickly approved the first unmanned aircraft operation of its kind to help restore cellular service in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The Flying COW (Cell on Wings) drone, developed by AT&T, … Continue reading FAA Approves Drone to Restore Puerto Rico Cell Service

FAA Fields Prototype UAS Airspace Authorization System

November 17, 2017 (FAA)(STL.News) The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is evaluating a prototype system that the agency expects will ultimately provide near real-time processing of airspace authorization requests for unmanned aircraft (UAS) operators nationwide. The system is designed to automatically approve most requests to operate in specific areas of airspace below designated altitudes. The FAA … Continue reading FAA Fields Prototype UAS Airspace Authorization System

Appeals court strikes down FAA drone registration rule

WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — An appeals court on Friday struck down a Federal Aviation Administration rule that required owners of drones used for recreation to register their craft. The ruling was a victory for hobbyists and a setback for the FAA, which cited safety concerns as it tried to tighten regulation of the fast-growing army of … Continue reading Appeals court strikes down FAA drone registration rule