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Senator Urges FAA Mandate Data Recorders in Helicopters

The Senate’s top Democrat called on the Federal Aviation Administration Sunday to heed warnings from federal safety investigators and require all helicopters be equipped with flight data recorders, commonly known as a “black box.” Sen. Charles Schumer’s call for action …

U.S. Reviewing Boeing’s Safety Self-Assessments During Max 8 Development

Boeing Co. fell on heightened scrutiny by regulators and prosecutors over whether the approval process for the company’s 737 Max jetliner was flawed. A person familiar with the matter on Sunday said that the U.S. Transportation Department’s Inspector General was …

Satellite Tracking for Airplanes Over Oceans on the Horizon

Nearly three years after a Malaysian airliner vanished, it’s still possible, if unlikely, for a plane to disappear. But that’s changing with new satellites that will soon allow flights to be tracked in real time over oceans. New international safety …