FAA News

New Safety Measures Sought for Boeing 737 Planes

U.S. aviation regulators on Monday plan to propose improving cockpit automation to help prevent pilot errors that have caused fatal airline crashes, according to a media report. The Federal Aviation Administration wants cockpit automation fixes in nearly 500 Boeing Co …

FAA Downgrades India’s Air Safety Rating Due to Concerns

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has downgraded India’s air safety rating over concerns about pilot training and other issues, the agency said Friday. The downgrade to the lower of two safety categories means Indian airlines cannot increase the number of …

States Await FAA Drone Testing Decision

Officials in Utah, Nevada and 22 other states are eagerly awaiting the Federal Aviation Administration’s selection of six sites where the agency will test and develop standards for drones. States submitting bids are counting on a major economic boost if …

FAA, Company Agree to Settlements Over Wyoming Crash

The federal government and a company that provides air traffic control services at the Jackson Hole Airport have entered confidential settlements to end lawsuits brought by survivors of a Minnesota man and his three sons who died in a plane …

FAA Issues New Airline Pilot Training Rules

The government is issuing new airline pilot training requirements to address safety issues raised by past accidents, including a regional airline crash nearly 5 years ago that killed 50 people. The rule issued by the Federal Aviation Administration Tuesday requires …

FAA Furloughs Airline Safety Inspectors

Nearly 3,000 aviation safety inspectors are being furloughed by the Federal Aviation Administration as part of the government shutdown, the union representing the inspectors said Monday. The inspectors check to make sure airlines are maintaining their planes safely, conduct inspections …

FAA Instructs Airlines to Remove or Inspect Boeing 787 Beacons

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday instructed airlines to remove or inspect emergency beacons in Boeing Co’s 787 Dreamliners, following a fire earlier this month that was traced to one of the units, made by Honeywell International Inc. The …

FAA Orders Inspection of Boeing 737 Plane Tails

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has ordered an inspection of more than 1,000 U.S.-registered Boeing 737 jets to examine a potentially faulty part on the plane tail, which it said could cause pilots to lose control of the aircraft if …

FAA Approves Boeing Plan to Fix 787′s Batteries

A Boeing plan to redesign the 787 Dreamliner’s fire-plagued lithium-ion batteries won approval Tuesday from the Federal Aviation Administration, moving the cutting-edge planes a step closer to flying passengers again. The plan includes changes to the internal battery components to …

Will Dreamliner Drama Affect Industry Self-Inspection?

Eight years ago, U.S. regulators substantially increased their dependence on the aircraft industry to help keep flying safe. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration(FAA) said it would no longer directly manage routine inspection of design and manufacturing. Instead, it would focus …