Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) News

U.S. Fines Boeing $6.6 Million Over Safety Pact Noncompliance, Enforcement Cases

Boeing Co. agreed Thursday to pay $6.6 million in penalties to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) after U.S. regulators said it failed to comply with a 2015 safety agreement and cited other safety concerns. The penalties include $5.4 million for …

Federal Aviation Safety Oversight Remains Weak, Vulnerable, Says Watchdog

The U.S. regulator that approved the flawed Boeing Co. 737 Max design has continuing weaknesses and is vulnerable to “future high-risk safety concerns,” a government watchdog report found. The Transportation Department’s Inspector General said that the Federal Aviation Administration hasn’t …

Aviation Regulator Sees Pandemic Bringing New Safety Risks

U.S. Federal Aviation Administration chief Steve Dickson warned on Tuesday of a changed industry in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic that has shaken air travel over the past year and created new safety risks that must be addressed. “The …

Airlines Urged to Ground 777 Jets After United Falling Debris Incident

Boeing Co. urged airlines to suspend the use of 777 jets with the same type of engine that shed debris over Denver at the weekend after U.S. regulators announced extra inspections and Japan suspended their use while considering further action. …

U.S. Approves Commercial Drone Flights Over Populated Areas With Tracking

Commercial drone use for deliveries and services cleared a major hurdle in the U.S. with new rules allowing the devices to fly over populated areas for the first time and requirements for tracking them to address safety and security concerns. …

Momentum Is Building for Pre-Flight COVID-19 Airport Testing

Even as the race to approve and distribute COVID-19 vaccines is entering its final stretch, parts of the travel industry are sprinting to a different finish line: airport testing. In hubs large and small, from JFK to Boston to Frankfurt, …

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 …

Senators Back Tighter Aircraft Oversight, Quicker Plane Crash Data Disclosure

The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee will vote on Wednesday to require the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to quickly disclose risk assessments after fatal air crashes in a bid to significantly tighten industry oversight. Senate Commerce Committee chairman Roger Wicker, a …

U.S. Safety Agency Investigating Boeing 787 Dreamliners for Flaws

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said Sunday it is investigating manufacturing flaws involving some Boeing 787 Dreamliners but said it was too early to say if it will require new inspections. Boeing said in August airlines operating its 787 Dreamliners …

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 …