Federal Aviation Administration

The Latest: Ethiopian Airlines says 5 days to ID the dead

HEJERE, Ethiopia (AP) — The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local): 1:25 p.m. Ethiopian Airlines says it should take five days to identify the remains of the 157 people killed in Sunday’s crash outside Addis Ababa. Spokesman Asrat Begashaw tells The Associated Press that “it will take five days to clear everything” and … Continue reading The Latest: Ethiopian Airlines says 5 days to ID the dead

The Latest: Australia suspends all flights of Boeing model

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Australia has suspended all flights into or out of the country by Boeing 737 Max aircraft, the type that was involved in Sunday’s Ethiopian Airlines crash. Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority says no Australian airlines operate the aircraft type, … Continue reading The Latest: Australia suspends all flights of Boeing model

The Latest: FlyDubai says to continue with Boeing model

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local): 11:15 a.m. The Mideast budget airline FlyDubai says it will continue to fly Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft after reviewing a recent U.S. regulator statement about the aircraft. FlyDubai says that “no further action is required at this time” over the … Continue reading The Latest: FlyDubai says to continue with Boeing model

BEIJING | China grounds Boeing 737 Max 8 planes after Ethiopia crash

BEIJING (AP) — China‘s civilian aviation authority ordered all Chinese airlines to temporarily ground their Boeing 737 Max 8 planes Monday after one of the aircraft crashed in Ethiopia. The Civil Aviation Administration of China said the order was issued at 9:00 a.m. (0100 GMT) on Monday and would last nine hours. It said the … Continue reading BEIJING | China grounds Boeing 737 Max 8 planes after Ethiopia crash

FAA seeks a truce in dispute between Southwest and key union

DALLAS (AP) — A high-ranking federal regulator is telling Southwest Airlines and its mechanics union that their bitter fight could hurt the airline’s safety program. The Federal Aviation Administration‘s top safety official sent a terse letter Friday, saying both sides have a safety responsibility. Ali Bahrami says a breakdown in the relationship between the airline and … Continue reading FAA seeks a truce in dispute between Southwest and key union

Before meeting Kim, Trump oversees big Vietnamese plane deal

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump and Vietnamese President Nguyen Phu Trong presided over the signing of several trade deals in Hanoi on Wednesday, including agreements to sell the booming Southeast Asian country 110 Boeing planes worth billions of dollars. The deals give Trump tangible progress to take home ahead of meetings expected for … Continue reading Before meeting Kim, Trump oversees big Vietnamese plane deal

HOUSTON | Sheriff: No likely survivors in jetliner crash near Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — A Boeing 767 cargo jetliner heading to Houston with three people aboard disintegrated after crashing Saturday into a bay east of the city, according to a Texas sheriff. Witnesses told emergency personnel that the twin-engine plane “went in nose first,” leaving a debris field three-quarters of a mile long in Trinity Bay, … Continue reading HOUSTON | Sheriff: No likely survivors in jetliner crash near Houston

HOUSTON | Boeing 767 cargo jetliner with 3 aboard crashes near Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — A Boeing 767 cargo jetliner heading to Houston with three people aboard crashed Saturday into a bay just east of the city, according to officials. Lynn Lunsford with the Federal Aviation Administration did not immediately know the status of the people aboard and the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office could not immediately be … Continue reading HOUSTON | Boeing 767 cargo jetliner with 3 aboard crashes near Houston

DALLAS | What air travelers should know about the government shutdown

DALLAS —January 08, 2019—  The partial government shutdown is starting to affect air travel. Over the weekend, some airports had long lines at checkpoints, apparently caused by a rising number of security officers calling in sick while they are not getting paid. Safety inspectors aren’t even on the job. A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said Monday that … Continue reading DALLAS | What air travelers should know about the government shutdown

DALLAS | Air travelers start to feel effects of government shutdown

DALLAS — Jan 08, 2019—The partial government shutdown is starting to affect air travel. Over the weekend, some airports had long lines at checkpoints, apparently caused by a rising number of security officers calling in sick while they are not getting paid. Safety inspectors aren’t even on the job. A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said … Continue reading DALLAS | Air travelers start to feel effects of government shutdown

WASHINGTON | US lawmakers scuttle plan to limit airline change fees

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers have scuttled a plan to prohibit airlines from charging “unreasonable” fees for changing or canceling tickets. But U.S. House and Senate leaders say they will direct the Federal Aviation Administration to set minimum dimensions for passenger seats as part of a new spending bill. The bill also prohibits airlines from removing passengers against … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US lawmakers scuttle plan to limit airline change fees

WASHINGTON | Congress takes aim at shrinking seats, legroom on airplanes

WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration would be required to set new minimum requirements for seats on airplanes under legislation to be considered in the House this week, possibly giving passengers a break from ever-shrinking legroom and cramped quarters. The regulation of seat width and legroom is part of a five-year extension of federal aviation … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Congress takes aim at shrinking seats, legroom on airplanes

United States | Carper, Coons, Blunt Rochester Announce Over $5.5 Million for Sussex County Airport

United States – Today, U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons and U.S. Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester (all D-Del.) announced a $5.5 million Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant award to the Delaware Coastal Airport in Sussex County. This grant will be used to construct a parallel taxiway which will improve the approach system for landing … Continue reading United States | Carper, Coons, Blunt Rochester Announce Over $5.5 Million for Sussex County Airport

FAA News: Hurricane Florence, Information for Drone Operators

WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is warning drone owners and operators they may face significant fines if they interfere with emergency response operations in the areas affected by Hurricane Florence. Many aircraft that are conducting life-saving missions and other critical response and recovery efforts are likely to be flying at low altitudes over … Continue reading FAA News: Hurricane Florence, Information for Drone Operators

NEWBURGH, N.Y. | Rapper Post Malone’s jet blows 2 tires but then lands safely

NEWBURGH, N.Y. — A private jet carrying rapper Post Malone blew two tires during takeoff at a small New Jersey airport on Tuesday but made a safe emergency landing hours later in upstate New York, prompting the rapper to thank fans who prayed for him and diss those who “wished death” on him while he … Continue reading NEWBURGH, N.Y. | Rapper Post Malone’s jet blows 2 tires but then lands safely

TETERBORO, N.J | Plane blows 2 tires on takeoff, will try emergency landing

TETERBORO, N.J — A plane that blew two tires during takeoff at a small New Jersey airport was circling over Connecticut before what authorities said would be an attempt to make an emergency landing at an airport in Massachusetts. The Gulfstream IV jet was carrying 16 passengers when it left Teterboro Airport around 10:50 a.m. … Continue reading TETERBORO, N.J | Plane blows 2 tires on takeoff, will try emergency landing

SEATTLE | Seattle airplane theft prompts review of security measures

SEATTLE — The spectacular theft of a 76-seat plane from the Seattle airport by a ground crew employee is prompting an industrywide review of how to thwart such insider security threats, though it remains unclear what steps airlines might take. “This is too big a deal. It’s not going to go away,” said Glen Winn, … Continue reading SEATTLE | Seattle airplane theft prompts review of security measures

PAYSON, Utah | Police: Man flies plane into his home after fight with wife

PAYSON, Utah — A Utah man flew a small plane into his own house early Monday just hours after he had been arrested for assaulting his wife in a nearby canyon where the couple went to talk over their problems, authorities said. The pilot, Duane Youd, died. His wife and a child who were in … Continue reading PAYSON, Utah | Police: Man flies plane into his home after fight with wife

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