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Flight Attendants Say United Airlines Quarantine Protocols Are Unsafe

United Airlines is telling some flight attendants whose colleagues test positive for COVID-19 to keep flying and monitor for symptoms, three employees told Reuters, raising concerns among staff about the policy. “Most of us feel that’s unsafe,” said one of …

Lawmaker Calls FCC’s Spectrum Auction Danger to Aviation Band

A senior U.S. House lawmaker on Monday urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to delay the auction of portions of a key spectrum band, warning it could impact a nearby aviation frequency band. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chair …

An Emerging Risk of COVID-19 Pandemic: Rusty Pilots Making Flying Errors

On Sept. 15, an Indonesian flight carrying 307 passengers and 11 crew to the northern city of Medan momentarily veered off the runway after landing, sparking an investigation by the country’s transport safety regulator. It found the pilot had flown …

FAA Safety Agency Clears Boeing 737 MAX to Fly Again

After nearly two years of scrutiny, corporate upheaval and a standoff with global regulators, Boeing Co. won approval on Wednesday from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to fly its 737 MAX jet again after two fatal disasters. The FAA detailed …

U.S. Expected to Grant Safety Clearance for Boeing’s 737 MAX This Week

After a standoff with global regulators, management turmoil and a massive safety review, Boeing Co. is set to win U.S. approval on Wednesday to resume flights of its grounded 737 MAX. But the largest U.S. airplane maker faces headwinds from …

Pilot Unions, Families of Crash Victims Seek Revisions to Training for Boeing 737 Max

Pilot unions and families of those killed in a crash of Boeing Co.’s 737 Max are asking for revisions to proposed new training for the grounded jetliner. The Federal Aviation Administration’s proposed new training module and emergency checklists for the …

FAA Chief Completes Boeing 737 Test Flight: Likes What He Saw But Process Not Done

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Chief Steve Dickson conducted a nearly two-hour evaluation flight at the controls of a Boeing 737 MAX on Wednesday, a milestone for the jet to win approval to resume flying after two fatal crashes. Dickson, a …

European Union Safety Agency to Start 737 MAX Flight Tests

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) said on Thursday it plans to begin flight tests of U.S. planemaker Boeing Co.’s 737 MAX plane in Vancouver, Canada, in the week starting Sept. 7. The test flights will start more than …

India’s Aviation Regulator Points to Pilot Error in Air India Express Crash

The Air India Express jet that overshot the runway on Friday, killing at least 18 people, had touched down too far along the airstrip, the chief of India’s aviation regulator said amid ongoing investigations. Arun Kumar, director general for civil …

Boeing 737 Likely to Remain Grounded by FAA Until October: Reuters

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Tuesday it plans to issue a proposed airworthiness directive for the Boeing 737 MAX in the “near future” to address changes made since the plane was grounded in March 2019 after two fatal …