Tag: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

FAA to increase oversight on United Airlines amid safety incidents

FAA to increase oversight on United Airlines amid safety incidents

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has stated it will increase its oversight on United Airlines following a series of incidents with its aircraft over the last month. A spokesperson for the US regulator said in a statement: “Due to recent safety events, the FAA is increasing oversight of...

Key bolts were missing from Boeing Alaska Airlines plane door which blew out mid-flight

Key bolts were missing from Boeing Alaska Airlines plane door which blew out mid-flight

Four bolts were missing from the Boeing Alaska Airlines aircraft door which blew out mid-flight, a preliminary investigation by the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has found. The door panel, known as a plug, had been removed to fix rivets damaged in production. Those bolts were rem...

FAA: Aircraft laser strikes saw 41% increase in 2023

FAA: Aircraft laser strikes saw 41% increase in 2023

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reports that it received 13,304 incidents of laser strikes against aircraft from pilots last year. The number shows an increase in incidents by 41 per cent in 2023 compared to 2022. Shining a laser at an aircraft is a serious safety threat, and many types ...

US government announces $245mn in funding to modernise airports in 37 states

US government announces $245mn in funding to modernise airports in 37 states

Airports across 37 US states will benefit from more than $245mn in funding from the US government to modernise infrastructure, improve runway safety and create jobs. Yesterday evening (GMT), it was announced that the government will award the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) the funding, whi...

All flights across US grounded due to FAA computer system glitch

All flights across US grounded due to FAA computer system glitch

All flights across the United States have been grounded due to a computer system glitch at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The FAA announced that the computer system, which is responsible for managing the country's airspace, experienced an issue that resulted in a nationwide ground sto...

Flight Safety Foundation calls for accelerating safety solutions for 5G rollout

Flight Safety Foundation calls for accelerating safety solutions for 5G rollout

Flight Safety Foundation is concerned about the continuing confusion surrounding implementation of expanded 5G services in the United States and the disjointed approach taken to resolving potentially significant aviation safety issues. The Foundation urges the Federal Aviation Administration (F...

FAA invests $85 Million in airports across Alaska

FAA invests $85 Million in airports across Alaska

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced 19 airports across Alaska will receive a total of $85 million through Airport Improvement Program grants to help with safety, access and sustainability efforts. The funding is from the fifth round of fisca...

FAA Administrator Dickson Testifies Before Senate on Boeing 737 MAX

The head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Stephen M. Dickson, yesterday affirmed that the Boeing 737 MAX will only return to service following the completion of a comprehensive and rigorous review process. Before the aircraft returns to the skies, the FAA must sign off on all techn...

DOT&PF Statement on CARES Airport Funding for State Owned Airports

Last week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced CARES Act Airport Grant Program funds available to Alaska. Across the state, statistics on 257 airports were used in calculating Alaska’s share of the funding. Of the $124.17 million that will come to Alaska, $33 million is designa...

A330-800 receives EASA Type Certification

The A330-800 has received joint Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The aircraft’s certification flight-test campaign was successfully performed by aircraft MSN1888, which completed the programme in 370 flight test hour...

AerSale Component Solutions Receives FAA Approval to Overhaul Landing Gear

AerSale Component Solutions, a division of AerSale, Inc., have announced that it has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to overhaul Boeing 737, 757, and 767 series aircraft landing gear. FAA approval to overhaul landing gear for the Airbus A320 family of aircraft is ex...

FAA Proposes $145,452 Civil Penalty Against Sioux Gateway Airport

FAA Proposes $145,452 Civil Penalty Against Sioux Gateway Airport

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $145,452 civil penalty against the Sioux Gateway Airport for numerous alleged safety violations at the Iowa airfield. The FAA inspected Sioux Gateway Airport in May 2018, June 2019 and September 2019 and f...

FAA Administrator Steve Dickson Speaks with CNBC’s Phil LeBeau Today

FAA Administrator Steve Dickson Speaks with CNBC’s Phil LeBeau Today

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is set to hold a hearing Wednesday morning centering on the Federal Aviation Administration's oversight of the Boeing 737 Max certification. FAA Administrator Steve Dickson will be the main witness at the hearing. The following is the unoffi...

Ryanair has grounded three Boeing 737 planes due to cracks

Ryanair has grounded three Boeing 737 planes due to cracks

Ryanair has been forced to ground three of its planes after cracks between the wing and fuselage. The “pickle fork” cracks, as they are known, have led to as many as 50 planes being grounded since October across the aviation industry. Two of the Ryanair Boeings have been ferried to Califo...

Southwest Airlines reports second quarter income despite 737 Max groundings

Southwest Airlines reports second quarter income despite 737 Max groundings

Southwest Airlines has reported a record second quarter net income of $741 million – which came despite the negative impact on business due to the grounding of its Boeing 737 Max fleet. The airline also said it achieved record operating revenues of $5.9 billion, a 2.9 per cent rise on the same...

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