Federal Aviation

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

DALLAS | Southwest Airlines sought more time for engine inspections

DALLAS | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Southwest Airlines sought more time last year to inspect fan blades like the one that snapped off during one of its flights Tuesday in an engine failure that left a passenger dead. The airline opposed a recommendation by the engine manufacturer to require ultrasonic inspections of certain fan blades … Continue reading DALLAS | Southwest Airlines sought more time for engine inspections

PHILADELPHIA | Southwest Airlines plane makes emergency landing in Philly

PHILADELPHIA  | April 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  A Southwest Airlines flight from New York’s La Guardia Airport to Dallas made an emergency landing at Philadelphia’s airport Tuesday with part of the covering from its left engine ripped off. Passengers walked off the plane on the tarmac at the airport. It wasn’t immediately known if anyone on … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Southwest Airlines plane makes emergency landing in Philly

SpaceX bucks launch tradition in 1st flight of new rocket

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla/February 05, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— SpaceX is bucking decades of launch tradition for the first test flight of its new megarocket. The Falcon Heavy is set to become the world’s most powerful rocket in use today when it blasts off from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center. None of the usual, no-big-deal-if-it’s-destroyed launch ballast — like steel … Continue reading SpaceX bucks launch tradition in 1st flight of new rocket