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Boeing completes certification testing for new 787 battery system

EVERETT, Wash. - Boeing completed a 787 certification demonstration flight today on line number 86, a Boeing-owned production airplane built for LOT Polish Airlines.

United Airlines completes certification process for its 787 Dreamliner

CHICAGO, Ill. - United Airlines today announced that the company has successfully completed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification process for its 787 Dreamliner.

FAA to review policies limiting use of consumer electronics in flight

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Will the familiar warning for airline passengers to "discontinue the use of all portable electronic devices" become a relic of the past? Perhaps.

Boeing Marks one-year anniversary of 787 certification

EVERETT, Wash. - This weekend Boeing will celebrate the one-year anniversary of certification of the 787 Dreamliner. On Aug. 26, 2011, both the U.S.

FAA: Air travel numbers to double in next two decades

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has projected that airline passenger travel will nearly double in the next 20 years.

Colgan Air faces $153K fine for not giving pilots enough rest

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Federal Aviation Administration wants to fine commuter jet operator Colgan Air for flying planes three years ago without giving crew members enough rest.

Drunk pilot taken off Milwaukee flight

A Chautauqua Airlines pilot was kept off a flight in Omaha, Nebraska, Thursday morning after he failed a blood-alcohol test, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration said.

FAA boss resigns after drunk driving arrest

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Federal Aviation Administrator Randy Babbitt resigned Tuesday, three days after he was arrested on a drunk driving charge near his suburban Washington home.

Boeing awarded ‘Greener Skies’ contract by Federal Aviation Administration

WASHINGTON - Boeing today announced a research task order award from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to maximize performance-based navigation capabilities across the United States.

ATA: Proposed FAA rule will not improve safety, will eliminate jobs

WASHINGTON - The Air Transport Association of America, Inc. (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S.

FAA funding row will cost at least $1.2 billion

Washington - The House adjourned for summer recess Monday night without resolving a Federal Aviation Administration funding impasse, almost guaranteeing that nearly 4,000 FAA employees will remain fur

Hoffa: GOP leaders must end FAA shutdown

WASHINGTON - Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa today said congressional Republicans should act responsibly and end the impasse over Federal Aviation Administration spending.

Flight attendant union urges Congress to pass FAA reauthorization bill

WASHINGTON - The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today urged Capitol Hill lawmakers to act on a long overdue Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill before it expires on

FAA, air traffic controllers reach agreement on new fatigue rules

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Air Traffic Controllers Association announced details Friday of a new agreement on fatigue recommendations in the aftermath of several incidents in

FAA orders inspections of Boeing 737 jets

NEW YORK - The Federal Aviation Administration announced Monday it will require additional inspections of certain older model Boeing 737-series aircraft.

2011 Air Passenger Bill of Rights introduced

Washington - Airlines in the United States will carry a billion passengers a year by 2021, the Federal Aviation Administration predicted Tuesday -- raising the prospect of even more flight delays and

Boeing and US Federal Aviation Administration strive for cleaner skies

WASHINGTON - As part of the FAA's Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions, and Noise (CLEEN) program,

Indian airlines: Not safe enough?

India’s aviation sector is at risk of losing airline business in the US because of the threat of being downgraded by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for consistently not adhering to the

US government OKs Delta, Northwest merger

The proposed merger of Delta Air Lines Inc. and Northwest Airlines Corp. cleared another government hurdle Monday.

FAA communication glitch delays flights across US

A communication glitch on Tuesday at a Federal Aviation Administration facility, which processes flight plans across the United States, is the cause for “delays of 16 to 45 minutes involving some th

Nigerian gov’t denies Delta Airlines direct flight to Lagos

ABUJA, Nigeria (eTN) - America’s second largest airline, Delta Airlines, has been dealt a big blow by the Nigeria’s Ministry of Transportation officials following its refusal to approve a proposed direct flight between New York and Lagos.

The suspense that Rwandair, Kenya Airways codeshare is

(eTN) - It emerged in a sudden development over the past few days that the four-year-old and very beneficial codeshare deal between Kenya Airways (KQ) and Rwandair was coming to a possibly abrupt and premature end.

Mice on a plane

(eTN) - As many as eight dead and live mice were found on a United Airlines (UA) flight from Washington to Beijing, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) said Monday.