Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) News

Air Safety Regulator, Boeing Made Mistakes on 737 MAX, Says Federal Aviation Chief

The head of the Federal Aviation Administration, Steve Dickson, acknowledged on Wednesday that Boeing Co. and the U.S. air safety agency both made mistakes on the 737 MAX jet, but rejected senators’ accusations the FAA was “stonewalling” probes after two …

Senators Draft Bill to Reform How U.S. Approves New Plane Designs

Two key U.S. senators are circulating a bipartisan draft bill that would reform how the Federal Aviation Administration certifies new aircraft in the wake of two fatal Boeing 737 MAX crashes that killed 346 people. The measure seeks to eliminate …

Safety Probe Cites ‘Poor Safety Culture’ for Fatal Air Ambulance Crash

A lax safety culture at an air ambulance company led to the crash of a medical helicopter last year in snowy weather in Ohio that killed three people, federal investigators said Tuesday. Survival Flight’s “inadequate management of safety” led the …

U.S. to Mandate Safety Management for Aircraft Manufacturers

The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it would require Boeing Co. and other aircraft manufacturers to adopt new safety-management tools following two fatal Boeing 737 MAX crashes that killed 346 people. The plan to begin the regulatory process to mandate …

U.S. Seeks Certificaton Criteria for Civilian Drones

Government regulators plan to review drone designs in the same way they review other aircraft, a major step toward allowing routine drone deliveries and other flights over congested cities. The Federal Aviation Administration on Monday announced it’s seeking comment from …

Senators Introduce Safety Legislation to Address Boeing 737 Issues

Two Democrats on the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday introduced legislation to mandate numerous aviation safety recommendations in the wake of two fatal Boeing 737 MAX crashes that killed 346 people and led to the plane’s grounding in March. …

U.S. Aviation Regulator Denies It Misled Congress on 737 Max Inspectors

American aviation regulators misled Congress about a whistle-blower’s allegation that many inspectors performing safety assessments on the now-grounded Boeing Co. 737 Max airplane weren’t properly qualified to certify pilots or assess pilot training, a government watchdog agency has concluded. The …

Airlines Urge Nations’ Regulators to Avoid Competing Safety Rules

Global airlines urged regulators on Friday not to compete over setting new safety rules, after two crashes led to the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX and raised questions about the international influence of the U.S. aviation authority. The U.S. …

FAA Plans Major Overhaul of Aviation Safety

The U.S. aviation regulator will significantly change its oversight approach to air safety by July following two fatal Boeing Co MAX 737 passenger plane crashes, according to written congressional testimony seen by Reuters. At a U.S. Senate Commerce subcommittee hearing …

Investigation Found FAA Employees Warned of Boeing Influence Over Safety Approvals

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) employees warned as early as seven years ago that Boeing Co. had too much sway over safety approvals of new aircraft, prompting an investigation by Department of Transportation auditors who confirmed the agency hadn’t done enough …