airline safety News

Rescheduled Asiana Crash Hearing to Probe Pilot Reliance on Automation

A U.S. safety regulator’s hearing on the July 6 crash of an Asiana Airlines Inc. plane in San Francisco was postponed today due to the federal government’s weather-related closing. The day hearing will be rescheduled and may begin as soon …

Report Questions Safety Oversight of Smaller Airlines

Since a deadly airline crash in 2009, the government hasn’t kept its promise to ensure that major airlines are holding their smaller partners to the same safety standards, a federal watchdog says. The Transportation Department’s inspector general faults the Federal …

Industry Opposition Slows Airline Safety Law Implementation: Report

Federal regulators are struggling to overcome substantial industry opposition and implement a sweeping aviation safety law enacted after the last fatal U.S. airline crash nearly four years ago, according to a report by a government watchdog. The Federal Aviation Administration …

FAA Seeks Fines Against Colgan Air Over New York Crash

Colgan Air failed to provide adequate rest breaks for crews on some flights within seven months of a 2009 crash near Buffalo, New York, that killed 50 people and raised questions about tired pilots, regulators said on Friday. The Federal …