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September 20, 2022, 3:20 AM

FAA rejects airline request to hire less-experienced pilots

The federal government has turned down a request by a regional airline to hire pilots with half the flying experience generally required
September 20, 2022, 3:20 AM
September 13, 2022, 12:15 AM

FAA investigating aborted Blue Origin launch

The FAA said it is looking into what caused a Blue Origin launch to trigger the capsule escape system a minute into the flight. No humans were aboard the rocket during the incident.
September 13, 2022, 12:15 AM
FAA investigating aborted Blue Origin launch
September 2, 2022, 2:49 AM

FAA investigating after 2 planes have close call over Orlando Airport

The FAA is investigating after two planes had a close call over one of the busiest airports in the country.
September 2, 2022, 2:49 AM
FAA investigating after 2 planes have close call
1 month ago

FAA gets more than 57,000 applicants for air traffic control jobs

The agency says it has received 57,956 applications for this year's 1,500 open air traffic controller positions, but some critics say the agency isn't hiring fast enough.
1 month ago
FAA gets more than 57,000 applicants for air traffic control jobs
2 months ago

FAA seeks feedback on airplane seat sizes

The FAA will then use the comments to create a new standard minimum for airplane seat sizes, it said.
2 months ago
FAA seeks feedback on airplane seat sizes
2 months ago

FAA asks for the public’s help deciding new minimum seat requirement

The federal government is asking for feedback as it gets ready to update its standards.
2 months ago
FAA asks for the public’s help deciding new minimum seat requirement
4 months ago

FAA revokes certificates for pilots involved in failed Red Bull plane swap

The Federal Aviation Administration revoked pilot certificates for Luke Aikins and Andy Farrington after a Red Bull-sponsored plane swap and crash in Arizona.
4 months ago
FAA revokes certificates for pilots in failed Red Bull plane swap: 'Reckless'
5 months ago

FAA offers fix for snarled Florida air travel this summer

Flying to Florida has turned into a nightmare at times in recent months, and now federal officials say they are going to do something to fix things
5 months ago
5 months ago

FAA says it failed to tell Capitol Police about plane flight

The Federal Aviation Administration is acknowledging that it failed to warn Capitol Police about a parachute jump at a nearby baseball stadium this week
5 months ago
FAA says it failed to tell Capitol Police about plane flight
5 months ago

FAA makes 'zero tolerance' policy for unruly passengers permanent

While the mask mandate on public transportation has been lifted, the FAA's zero-tolerance policy against unruly passengers is here to stay.
5 months ago
FAA makes 'zero tolerance' policy for unruly passengers permanent
8 months ago

FAA issued ground stop for several West coast airports

The ground stop only lasted less than 15 minutes, but some said it could have been related to a reported missile launch by North Korea.
8 months ago
FAA issued ground stop for several West coast airports
1 year ago

FAA mandates inspections of Boeing 737 switches that could pose safety risk

FAA mandates inspections of Boeing 737 switches that could pose safety risk.
1 year ago
FAA mandates inspections of Boeing 737 switches that could pose safety risk
2 years ago

NTSB speaks out after airplane engine failure

The agency's preliminary investigation from the incident shows evidence of metal fatigue, while the U.K. announces it will ban 777s with a Pratt and Whitney engine from flying into its airspace.
2 years ago
NTSB speaks out after airplane engine failure
2 years ago

FAA takes action after airplane's engine falls apart mid-flight

Passengers aboard United Flight 328 are speaking out after the terrifying incident aboard a Boeing 777 over the weekend, triggering an NTSB investigation and leading to more grounded planes.
2 years ago
FAA takes action after airplane's engine falls apart mid-flight
2 years ago

US lawmakers propose tighter rules for new airplanes

Changes proposed to the way regulators approve new passenger planes.
2 years ago
2 years ago

FAA issues emergency inspections of 737 planes

Boeing 737 aircrafts parked more than a week, including nearly 2,000 planes, will be inspected due to reports of engines shutting down.
2 years ago
FAA issues emergency inspections of 737 planes
3 years ago

FAA conducting tests on airplane evacuations

The tests are looking into whether the amount of legroom on an airplane affects how quickly passengers can evacuate during an emergency.
3 years ago
FAA conducting tests on airplane evacuations
3 years ago

FAA asks airlines to inspect Boeing 737 NG jets after cracks found in fuselage part

The FAA is instructing airlines to inspect Boeing 737 NG jetliners after Boeing told the agency it had discovered evidence of cracks in a fuselage part.
3 years ago
Cracks found in Boeing 737 jets fuselage part
4 years ago

FAA changes overnight shift policy after air traffic controller scare

The air traffic controller was alone in the Las Vegas tower as another controller took a break when she began slurring her words.
4 years ago
FAA changes overnight shift policy after air traffic controller scare
4 years ago

Federal Aviation Administration drone rules 'overly strict,' new report says

The agency should be "balancing risks with potential advantages," NASEM says.
4 years ago
Federal Aviation Administration drone rules 'overly strict,' new report says
4 years ago

FAA orders new inspections of fan blades after Southwest incident

The agency is giving airlines 20 days to complete the ultrasound checks.
4 years ago
FAA orders new inspections of fan blades after Southwest incident
4 years ago

FAA orders emergency inspections of 352 engines following deadly Southwest incident

A passenger died Tuesday after an engine failure on a Boeing 737.
4 years ago
FAA orders emergency inspections of 352 engines following deadly Southwest incident
5 years ago

FAA faces partial shutdown as authorization approaches expiration

A vote is scheduled for next week.
5 years ago
FAA faces partial shutdown as authorization approaches expiration