Federal Aviation Administration News

FAA Says ‘Unintentionally Deleted Files’ Prompted Computer Outage

The Federal Aviation Administration said on Thursday a preliminary review found that contract personnel “unintentionally deleted files” disrupting a key computer system and prompting a nationwide groundstop on Jan. 11 that disrupted more than 11,000 flights. The FAA said the …

Minimal Airline Delays, Cancellations a Day After US Outage

Delays and cancellations among flights across the United States were minimal on Thursday, a day after a system that offers safety information to pilots failed, grounding U.S. air traffic and leading to thousands of stranded travelers. There were 636 delays …

ITA Airways Investigates Ground Collision at New York’s JFK Airport

MILAN –– Italy’s ITA Airways said on Thursday it had launched an investigation into a ground collision involving one of its aircraft at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport — the second such incident in less than a year. …

FAA Seeks to Extend Safety Mandate to Charter, Air Tour Operators, Aircraft Manufacturers

WASHINGTON, Jan 10 (Reuters) — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Tuesday proposed requiring charter, commuter, air tour operators, and aircraft manufacturers to implement a key safety tool aimed at reducing accidents. The U.S. regulator wants to extend a mandate …

Air Departures Resume After FAA Lifts Ground Stop

Airlines began resuming flights after a system outage led US authorities to temporarily ground planes nationwide early Wednesday, a dramatic disruption to the air-traffic system expected to cause ongoing delays and cancellations. The Federal Aviation Administration said normal air traffic …

Mexico’s Domestic Airline Industry in Shambles

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s domestic airline industry is in shambles, plagued by safety problems, a ratings downgrade by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, and vandalism. This week alone, passengers missed connections because thieves cut the fiber optic cables leading …

Electric Air Taxi Company Archer Plans $118M Georgia Factory

ATLANTA (AP) — A California company seeking to build small electric aircraft says it will invest $118 million to construct a plant near Atlanta, eventually hiring up to 1,000 people. Archer Aviation, based in Santa Clara, California, said Monday that …

Two Historic Aircraft Collide at Veterans Day Show in Dallas

DALLAS (AP) — Two historic military aircraft collided and crashed Saturday during an air show in Dallas, exploding into a ball of flames and sending black smoke billowing into the sky. It was not clear how many people were on …

FAA Mandates Seaplane Inspections After Puget Sound Crash

SEATTLE (AP) — Federal regulators on Wednesday ordered seaplanes like one that went down in Washington’s Puget Sound in September be inspected for a flaw that likely caused the deadly crash. The Federal Aviation Administration airworthiness directive requires that operators …

FAA Warns of Aviation Safety Risks Without U.S. Mandate on 5G Limits

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants the U.S. telecommunications regulatory agency to ensure a delay in some 5G C-Band transmissions from smaller operators. Acting FAA Administrator Billy Nolen said the agency wants the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to mandate voluntary …