Tag: Federal Aviation Administration

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’s $5.4M Boeing fine dwarfed by fired CEO’s $62M in ‘benefits’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 11, 2020 16:35

US Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement on Friday that Boeing had "had “failed to adequately oversee its suppliers to ensure they complied with the company's quality assurance system." ... 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

Gulfstream G600 to make International Paris Air Show debut

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2019 18:00

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced the all-new, award-winning Gulfstream G600 will make its first appearance at the International Paris Air Show June 17 through 23, joining the Gulfstream G280, Gulfstream ... Read More

Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport in Michigan to close

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 9, 2019 19:31

The Kalamazoo Battle Creek International Airport will close to airline traffic from June 10 until June 26  this year due to runway repaving.  There will be no flights scheduled during ... 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

Finally! Boeing CEO admits failure to properly implement 737 MAX safety alert feature

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 30, 2019 19:10

Dennis Muilenburg, the President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Boeing Company, said his company failed to properly implement a safety alert feature on its 737 MAX aircraft, grounded ... 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

United Airlines CEO: We rebook Boeing 737 MAX passengers complimentary

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 23, 2019 08:22

United Airlines operates 14 Boeing MAX jets and has dozens more on order. United Airlines Chief Executive Oscar Munoz promised on Wednesday during an interview with a Canadian Newspaper, his ... 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

‘Big losses’: China Eastern Airlines demands compensation from Boeing for 737 MAX grounding

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 23:35

Chinese carrier, China Eastern Airlines, has requested compensation from the US aerospace giant Boeing over financial damages the carrier had to sustain over the compulsory grounding and suspended delivery of ... 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

Boeing says it has finished software update for its troubled 737 MAX

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 23:45

Boeing said that it has completed a software fix for its grounded 737 MAX airliner. The software update is part of the company’s effort to address critical safety issues with ... Read More

FAA announces changes for recreational drones

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 22:02

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is implementing changes for recreational drone flyers mandated by Congress in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. While recreational flyers may continue to fly below ... Read More

Fiery plane crash kills 1 in Colorado north of Fort Collins-Loveland Airport

editor editor- May 15, 2019 23:30

A plane crashed about a half mile from the Fort Collins-Loveland Airport in Colorado. Witnesses reported seeing smoke coming from the aircraft before it crashed, said the executive assistant of ... Read More

US Transportation Secretary announces $779 million in funding for airport infrastructure

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 15, 2019 20:19

US Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the intent to award $779 million in supplemental funding for infrastructure grants to 127 airports in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. ... Read More

US Travel Warning: Leave Iraq or prepare for funeral

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 15, 2019 08:08

Today the U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Baghdad ordered a partial evacuation of their American staff.  In the meantime, the travel warning for Americans wanting to visit Iraq reads: Do ... Read More

FAA on airport drone detection systems

editor editor- May 9, 2019 01:57

In order to support the safe integration of UAS detection systems into the airport environment, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) provided important information and continues to work closely with airport ... Read More

Two federal wrongful death lawsuits filed against Boeing

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 4, 2019 17:15

Two federal wrongful death lawsuits were filed on May 2 in Chicago, IL by the law firm Kreindler & Kreindler LLP, along with co-counsel Power Rogers & Smith LLP, on ... Read More

Mayor Liccardo commissions San José International Airport’s new fleet of all-electric buses

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 3, 2019 23:07

San José Mayor Sam Liccardo today led the commissioning of Mineta San José International Airport’s (SJC) brand-new fleet of 10 battery-electric, zero-emission buses that will transport passengers and their luggage ... Read More

FAA issues travel advisory for Venezuela

editor editor- May 1, 2019 01:33

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a travel advisory for the territory and airspace of Venezuela due to increasing political instability and tensions in Venezuela and the ... Read More

Three people killed in Hawaii tour helicopter crash

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019 22:08

Honolulu Fire Department officials say that three people were killed in a fiery helicopter crash in a suburban Honolulu community of Kailua. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said a ... Read More

“Foreign object” damaging wiring: Boeing whistleblowers report new issue with 737 Max

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019 17:03

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reportedly considering an entirely new angle on its investigation into Boeing’s 737 Max line of jets after a company insider called a hotline to ... Read More

FAA awards first air carrier certification to commercial drone delivery firm

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 23, 2019 22:49

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded the first air carrier certification to a drone delivery company, Wing Aviation. The certification ... Read More

The best way to stop laser strikes on aircraft

editor editor- April 12, 2019 02:07

Pointing a laser at an aircraft can temporarily blind a pilot, and it is a federal crime carrying fines up to US$250,000 or up to 5 years in jail. Heightened ... Read More

FAA provides aviation careers to people with disabilities

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 11, 2019 22:08

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced a pilot program to help prepare people with disabilities for careers in air traffic operations. A key focus for the FAA’s Office of ... Read More

FAA: New video on the growing field of commercial space travel

editor editor- April 6, 2019 00:43

More and more U.S. citizens and companies want to know about the exciting and growing field of commercial space transportation. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) now has a new video ... Read More