Federal Aviation Administration

  • Boeing Mar 7

    FAA Seeks $19.7 Million Penalty Against Boeing Over Sensors

    Federal regulators want to fine Boeing $19.7 million for using sensors that weren’t listed as compatible with systems that pilots use to see instrument displays without looking down at the dashboard.

  • Southwest Airlines Feb 12

    Federal Report Faults Southwest Airlines and FAA on Safety

    Southwest Airlines continues to fly airplanes with safety concerns while federal officials do a poor job overseeing the airline, a government watchdog said Tuesday. The airline has flown more than 150,000 flights on 88 jets it bought on the used-plane market and which had unconfirmed maintenance histories, the Transportation Department’s inspector general said in a report. That put more than…

  • Boeing Jan 21

    Boeing Doesn't Expect 737 Max to Be Cleared Until Summer

    Boeing said Tuesday that it doesn’t expect federal regulators to approve its changes to the grounded 737 Max until this summer, several months longer than the company was saying just a few weeks ago. That timetable — the latest of several delays in the plane’s approval process — will create more headaches for airlines by pushing the Max’s return further…

  • Federal Aviation Administration Jan 17

    Panel Finds FAA Followed Procedures in Approving Boeing Max

    A government advisory committee has concluded that federal regulators followed established procedures when they certified the Boeing 737 Max and did not delegate too much safety analysis for the plane to Boeing....

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    In a report Thursday, the panel said the FAA correctly treated the Max as an update to older 737s and not as a new type of plane, which would...

  • Boeing Jan 8

    Boeing Now Saying Pilots Need Simulator Training for 737 Max

    Boeing said Tuesday it is recommending that pilots receive training in a flight simulator before the grounded 737 Max returns to flying, a reversal of the company’s long-held position that computer-based training alone was adequate.

  • Boeing Dec 17, 2019

    Boeing Will Suspend 737 Max Production in January

    Boeing is planning to suspend production of its beleaguered 737 Max planes next month, the company said Monday, a drastic step after the Federal Aviation Administration said its review of the planes would continue into next year. Boeing’s decision, made after months of a cash-draining global grounding of its best-selling aircraft, worsens one of the most severe crises in the...

  • Boeing 737 Max Dec 16, 2019

    Boeing to Suspend Airbus 737 Max Production

    Boeing will halt production of their 737 Max aircraft a person familiar with the matter said Monday.

  • BOSTON Dec 3, 2019

    Evacuation Slide Falls From Jet Approaching Logan Airport

    Authorities say no one was hurt when an evacuation slide fell from an airliner into the yard of a suburban Boston home. A company spokeswoman confirms to the Boston Herald that the uninflated slide fell from a Delta Air Lines flight from Paris inbound to Boston’s Logan International Airport at about noon Sunday.

  • NBC Dec 1, 2019

    9 Dead, Including 2 Children, in South Dakota Plane Crash

    Nine people, including two children, were killed Saturday when a plane crashed in rough weather near Chamberlain, South Dakota, authorities said. A Pilatus PC-12, a single-engine turboprop passenger plane, had as many as 12 people on board when it crashed shortly after takeoff about a mile from Chamberlain Municipal Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement. Brule County...

  • Maryland Nov 27, 2019

    Reported Airspace Violation That Locked Down White House Was False Alarm, NORAD Says

    The White House was locked down and fighter jets were mobilized after an airspace violation in Washington, D.C., Tuesday morning, according to law enforcement officials.

  • Florida Nov 19, 2019

    Lessons Learned From Doomed Southwest Airlines Flight

    Federal safety officials say Boeing should redesign part of the casing on some engines to prevent the kind of accident that occurred when engine debris blew out a window on a Southwest Airlines plane and killed a passenger.

  • United States Nov 16, 2019

    Boeing Settles Several More Lawsuits Over Max Plane Crashes

    Boeing is settling more of the roughly 150 lawsuits filed by families of passengers killed in two crashes of the 737 Max jet. A Seattle law firm said Friday it settled four cases involving passengers on the Lion Air Max that crashed off the coast of Indonesia in October 2018. On Thursday, a judge approved settlements of nine other cases....

  • United States Nov 11, 2019

    Boeing Details Steps Needed to Get Grounded Max Jet Flying

    Boeing is detailing steps it needs to complete before its grounded 737 Max can carry passengers again.

  • Facebook Nov 5, 2019

    Small Plane Crashes in New Bedford Cemetery, Killing Pilot

    A small plane crashed in a cemetery in New Bedford, Massachusetts, Monday, leaving its pilot dead and debris scattered across several graves. It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the crash, now under federal investigation, at Rural Cemetery in the city.

  • CONGRESS Oct 31, 2019

    Boeing Employee Raised Concern About Design of Max System

    Two days of congressional hearings have produced internal Boeing documents showing that company employees raised concerns about the design of a key flight-control system and the hectic pace of airplane production long before two 737 Max jets crashed. Angry lawmakers bombarded the hearings’ star witness, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg, with questions and lectures. They asked why he got a pay...

  • Captain Oct 26, 2019

    Lion Air Crash Report Points to Boeing, Pilots, Maintenance

    Indonesian investigators found plenty of blame to go around for a Boeing 737 Max crash that killed 189 people a year ago. They faulted design decisions by Boeing that made the plane vulnerable to failure of a single sensor. They criticized U.S. safety regulators who certified the plane. And they pointed fingers at one of their country’s own airlines, Lion...

  • CEO Oct 14, 2019

    Costs Pile Up for Airlines as Boeing 737 Max Grounding Enters Eighth Month

    The worldwide grounding of the Boeing 737 Max, now in its eighth month, is driving up costs for airlines as they cancel thousands more flights into 2020. American and United this week joined Southwest in removing the planes, grounded since mid-March after two fatal crashes killed 346 people, from their schedules until January. Boeing executives have said they expect aviation...

  • China Oct 12, 2019

    Boeing, FAA Both Faulted in Certification of the 737 Max

    A panel of international aviation regulators found that Boeing withheld key information about the 737 Max from pilots and regulators, and the Federal Aviation Administration lacked the expertise to understand an automated flight system implicated in two deadly crashes of Max jets. In its report issued Friday, the panel made 12 recommendations for improving the FAA’s certification of new aircraft,...

  • spokesman Sep 10, 2019

    Light Plane Crashes Into Building at Small Arizona Airport

    A light plane has crashed into a building at a small airport south of metro Phoenix. Azfamily.com reported that two people were in the plane when it crashed Tuesday Ak-Chin Regional Airport and that they were taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries not believed to be life-threatening, while the one person in the flight operations building at the...

  • Federal Aviation Administration Aug 24, 2019

    Caught on Camera: Seaplane Plunges Into Maine Lake, No Deaths

    Law enforcement officials say two men escaped serious injury when a float plane crashed into Rangeley Lake. Video showed the plane attempting to take off and then losing altitude and splashing into the water on Thursday. The plane came to a rest upside down but the pilot and passenger freed themselves and swam to shore.

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