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Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, Hawaii Airports to Receive US$133 Million

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- April 14, 2020 23:11

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao said federal funding that is rolling out to Hawaii airports is intended to help the nation’s airport to continue operations and save workers’ jobs, ... Read More

FAA announces Super Bowl LIV safety plan

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 28, 2020 18:38

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is working with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, the aviation community and the National Football League to ensure safe, secure, and efficient operations before, ... Read More

Federal Aviation Administration needs more air traffic controllers

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 23, 2020 21:35

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is accepting applications from U.S. citizens interested in becoming air traffic controllers from January 24 through 27. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, speak English clearly ... Read More

FAA: Vapes on a plane?

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 17, 2020 19:17

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is working with other federal agencies and organizations to remind airline passengers that electronic smoking devices like vaporizers (vapes) and e-cigarettes are considered hazardous materials ... Read More

FAA declares South Florida a No Drone Zone during Super Bowl LIV

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 16, 2020 18:17

Hard Rock Stadium near Miami is a “No Drone Zone” for Super Bowl LIV on Feb. 2, 2020. Drones also are prohibited around the Miami Beach Convention Center for the ... Read More

Boeing internal message: 737 MAX jet ‘designed by clowns’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 10, 2020 15:50

Boeing has released another cache of internal company messages that suggest the US aerospace giant lied to regulators about the problems with 737 MAX aircraft. In a statement issued along ... Read More

FAA issues Super Bowl LIV flight requirements for pilots

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 2, 2020 22:10

General Aviation pilots who want to fly around Miami or Fort Lauderdale between Jan. 27 and Feb. 4, 2020, will need to check out the FAA’s Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) ... Read More

FAA sued by FlyersRights over Boeing 737 MAX

editor editor- December 19, 2019 20:52

Supporting a lawsuit filed by FlyersRights against the FAA are 7 aviation experts who declared that they need the Federal Aviation Administration to release technical details to them and other ... Read More

Safety of traveling public top priority: FAA issues important charter guidance

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 19, 2019 20:05

Today, booking a charter flight can be as easy as tapping a few buttons on your mobile device. But that doesn’t mean the flight is legal or safe. The FAA’s ... Read More

Boeing halts the production of its troubled 737 MAX plane

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 16, 2019 23:08

US aerospace giant Boeing today announced that it has decided to halt the production of its ill-fated 737 MAX passenger aircraft. There are over 400 Boeing 737 MAX jets that ... Read More

FAA chief: Boeing 737 Max not likely to be cleared for flight until 2020

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 12, 2019 01:38

US civil aviation regulators are not likely to clear Boeing's problem-prone 737 Max aircraft for flight until next year, according to the Administrator of Federal Aviation Administration Steve Dickson. FAA ... Read More

FAA seeks public comments on Boeing 737 MAX Master Minimum Equipment List

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 6, 2019 21:50

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) posted a revised Boeing 737 MAX Master Minimum Equipment List (MMEL) today for a 30-day public comment period. An MMEL is a master list of ... Read More

FAA: Holiday or not – do not aim laser-light displays at sky

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 5, 2019 22:50

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a warning today that holiday laser-light displays aimed at houses become potentially dangerous when aimed into the sky. The agency receives reports each year ... Read More

FAA: Malaysian aviation not safe

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 11, 2019 16:00

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has found that the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) does not meet International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) safety standards and ... Read More

Airline passenger group publishes scathing report on Boeing 737 MAX

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 6, 2019 17:05

FlyersRights.org, the official representative of passengers to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on air safety, has released a detailed White Paper on how Boeing 737 MAX was unwisely certified as ... Read More

FAA first National Drone Safety Awareness Week starts today

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 5, 2019 01:25

Today, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) kicks off its first National Drone Safety Awareness Week, November 4-10, 2019. The FAA’s highest priority is to ensure the safety of the National ... Read More

US airlines: Restoring traveling public’s trust in Boeing 737 MAX top priority

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 4, 2019 18:45

American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines are planning to conduct Boeing 737 MAX demonstration flights with senior company officials, but not real airline passengers, on board, to prove that ... Read More

FAA declares New York City Marathon a No Drone Zone

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 1, 2019 20:19

The skies above the New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 3, will be a No Drone Zone, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today. The FAA, working in close ... Read More

FAA bans drones over more federal facilities

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 29, 2019 22:45

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) airspace restrictions over additional national security sensitive locations, effective November 7. In cooperation with its federal partners, the FAA ... Read More

FAA: Take me, not my drone, out to the ballgame!

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 22, 2019 18:25

For the safety of baseball fans attending the World Series, the Federal Aviation Administration has established a No Drone Zone for all games played at Minute Maid Park in Houston. ... Read More

New appointments to US DOT’s Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee announced

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 10, 2019 22:18

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the appointment of 22 members to DOT’s Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC). “The committee is a useful forum for ... Read More

737 MAX lawyer demands documents from Boeing and FAA

editor editor- September 20, 2019 03:06

Why would the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) allow Boeing to keep flying their 737 MAX after all 189 on board Lion Air flight 610 were killed in October 2018?  ... Read More

Air traffic controllers wanted: FAA hiring nationwide

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 17:15

A window of opportunity is available to U.S. citizens interested in becoming air traffic controllers. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is accepting applications nationwide from June 14-17. The job announcement ... Read More

$840 million in DOT infrastructure grants to 381 US airports announced

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 5, 2019 18:28

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $840 million in airport infrastructure grants, the first allotment of the total ... Read More

FAA breaks ground for new Air Traffic Control Tower at Piedmont Triad International Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 5, 2019 15:35

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) held a groundbreaking ceremony today for a new Air Traffic Control Tower and Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) at Piedmont Triad ... Read More

FAA issues waiver for drones with parachutes

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019 15:09

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that it issued Hensel Phelps Construction Company of Washington, D.C., a Part 107 waiver on June 1 to operate a DJI Phantom 4 ... Read More

FAA has $6 million in matching funds available for new UAS test site partnerships

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 3, 2019 19:57

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that it will partner with qualified commercial companies who can match the agency’s $6 million pledge to perform vital drone integration safety work at ... Read More

Another safety blow for Boeing: 737 MAX and NG’s “improperly manufactured parts” need replacement

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 3, 2019 16:45

Boeing 737 MAX and NG manufacturer revealed that some aircraft parts were improperly manufactured and would need replacement dealing yet another safety issue blow to troubled aircraft. Up to 148 ... Read More

Is Boeing bribing U.S.House Transportation Subcommittee on Aviation members? Follow the money

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 1, 2019 22:20

Is Boeing bribing Members of the United States House Transportation Subcommittee on Aviation with millions of dollars? Unfortunately, under U.S. law such payoffs are not considered bribes, but legal contributions., ... Read More

FAA resumes its Contract Tower Program

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 1, 2019 00:10

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today resumed accepting applications to the FAA Contract Tower (FCT) program, as called for under the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. Contract towers are air ... Read More

Ralph Nader, aviation stakeholders to discuss dangers of aircraft maintenance outsourcing at Washington, DC event

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 30, 2019 23:15

The Business Travel Coalition (BTC) today confirmed the agenda for a June 4 Aircraft Maintenance Outsourcing Summit at the National Press Club in Washington, DC from 8:30 am to 1:00 ... Read More

FAA: More access to airspace to fly drones

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 23, 2019 18:20

Starting today more than 100 control towers and airports will be added to the hundreds of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic facilities and airports that currently use the Low ... Read More

European pilots: Before Boeing’s MAX returns, we need answers and transparency

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 23, 2019 16:20

Regulators from across the globe are meeting today in Texas (USA), to discuss a possible return to service of the grounded Boeing 737 MAX. The FAA is currently reviewing Boeing’s ... Read More

New lawsuits filed against Boeing in Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 00:35

Additional wrongful death lawsuits in the crash of the Boeing 737-8 MAX, operated as Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, were filed in Chicago, IL, in the deaths of Virginia Chimenti, originally ... Read More

Embraer Praetor 600 now triple-certified by EASA and FAA

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 00:20

Embraer announced today that the company's new Praetor 600 super-midsize business jet was granted its Type Certificate by EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency) and by the FAA (Federal Aviation ... Read More

FAA warns airlines of “miscalculation or misidentification” risk over Persian Gulf

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 18, 2019 16:45

In a chilling reminder of the downing of Iran Air flight 655 by a US missile, an FAA notice said civilian aircraft flying over the Persian Gulf and the Gulf ... Read More