Tag: FAA

FAA warns of safety hazard from overheating engine housing on Boeing Max jets during anti-icing

BY DAVID KOENIG apnews.com U.S. regulators are warning airlines to limit the use of an anti-icing system on Boeing 737 Max jets in dry air to avoid overheating engine-housing parts, which could cause them to break away from the plane. The Federal Aviation Administration says the risk to the f...

FAA Requires Secondary Flight Deck Barrier on New Commercial Airplanes

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will require a secondary barrier on the flight deck of new commercial airplanes to ensure the safety of aircraft, flight crew and air passengers. The final rule mandating the additional barrier will protect flight decks from intrusion when the flight deck...

U.S. Awards $1B In Federal Funds For Upgrades to Airport Infrastructure

With air traffic poised to reach or beat pre-pandemic levels this year, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is awarding nearly $1 billion from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to 99 airports of all shapes and sizes across the country. The funding helps meet the growing dema...

FAA rejects airline’s request to reduce pilot time requirement amid hiring issues

BY ZACH SCHONFELD, thehill.com The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Monday denied a request from Republic Airways to halve the flight time required for new pilots if they attend the airline’s training school. Individuals are typically required to fly 1,500 hours before serving as a ...

MIA earns high praise from FAA for airport accessibility

In recognition of its outstanding achievements in airport accessibility, Miami International Airport received the Civil Rights Advocate and Partner Award from the Federal Aviation Administration during its 13th Annual National Civil Rights and Training Conference for Airports on July 28. The awar...

Teamsters Oppose Republic Airways’ Effort to “Weaken Safety”

The Airline Professionals Association, Teamsters Local 1224, filed a public comment today opposing Republic Airways' request to allow pilots to operate its aircraft with half the flight experience hours currently required by the FAA. "We stand by the Flight 3407 family members in their objection ...

Spirit Airlines earns FAA’s highest distinction for aviation maintenance technician safety

Spirit Airlines earns FAA’s highest distinction for aviation maintenance technician safety

Spirit Airlines has been honored with the Federal Aviation Administration's "Aviation Maintenance Technician Diamond Award of Excellence" for the fourth consecutive year. The award is the highest distinction given by the administration for aviation companies that ensure 100 percent of their maint...

Sterling Airways achieves FAA certification and DOT approval

Sterling Airways, a Wexford Capital LP portfolio company, has announced that it has received its Part 121 certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and authorization to resume scheduled passenger service from the Department of Transportation (DOT). The new airline, currently b...

FAA Announces New Airport Grant Program

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriation Act (CRRSAA) (H.R. 133) (PDF), signed into law by the President on December 27, 2020, includes $2 billion in funds to be awarded as economic relief to eligible U.S. airports and eligible concessions at those airports to prevent, prepar...

GOL First to Resume Commercial Flights With Boeing 737 MAX

GOL First to Resume Commercial Flights With Boeing 737 MAX

GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A., Brazil's largest domestic airline, today announces that it will resume flying the Boeing 737 MAX on commercial routes in its domestic network, starting December 9. The first flights will be on routes to and from the Company's hub in São Paulo. By the end of ...

AEI Receives FAA Approval for Split Scimitar Winglets for B737-800SF

Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) has announced it has received an amendment which allows the company to apply their conversion to B737-800s with Split Scimitar winglets. The Split Scimitar™ Winglets were developed by Aviation Partners Boeing. AEI is the first STC conversion provider to achieve t...

Boeing Responds to FAA Approval to Resume 737 MAX Operations

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today rescinded the order that halted commercial operations of Boeing 737-8s and 737-9s. The move will allow airlines that are under the FAA's jurisdiction, including those in the U.S., to take the steps necessary to resume service and Boeing to begin m...

Avion Express Malta obtained FAA approval to fly to and from the USA

Avion Express Malta has reached another landmark in its development – the company obtained the Part 129 Operation Specification approval, issued by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), to conduct passenger flights to and from the United States. The Maltese company will now be able to make we...

FAA Acts to Help Airlines Affected by Coronavirus Cancellations

FAA Acts to Help Airlines Affected by Coronavirus Cancellations

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is temporarily waiving minimum slot-use requirements at U.S. airports to help airlines that cancel flights due to the Coronavirus. Under normal circumstances, airlines can lose their slots at congested airports if ...

Air Canada Provides Update on Boeing 737 MAX Operations

Air Canada Provides Update on Boeing 737 MAX Operations

Air Canada today said that it has now removed the Boeing 737 MAX from its operating schedule until June 30, 2020. The decision is based on operational considerations following an announcement by Boeing Co. that it now estimates the 737 MAX will remain grounded by regulators until mid-2020. Air C...

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