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February 9, 2024 at 2:55 AM

FAA investigating Jet Blue collision at Boston airport

The wing of one JetBlue plane clipped the tail of another JetBlue plane while on the de-icing pad, officials said.
February 9, 2024 at 2:55 AM
FAA investigating Jet Blue collision at Boston airport
1 month ago

FAA recommends Boeing door plugs inspections after Alaska Airlines incident

The Federal Aviation Administration is recommending carriers operating the Boeing 737-900ER model "visually inspect mid-exit door plugs to ensure the door is properly secured."
1 month ago
FAA recommends Boeing door plugs inspections after Alaska Airlines incident
1 month ago

FAA recommends airlines inspect door plugs on another Boeing model

Weeks after a mid-cabin door plug fell off during the ascent of an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9, the FAA is recommending flight operators check another model.
1 month ago
FAA recommends airlines inspect door plugs on another Boeing model
1 month ago

Atlas Air Boeing 747 cargo plane experiences engine failure, FAA investigating

Federal officials are investigating after an Atlas Air Boeing 747 cargo plane experienced an engine failure soon after departing from Miami International Airport.
1 month ago
'Softball size hole' found above Boeing cargo plane engine after emergency landing
1 month ago

FAA to increase oversight of Boeing production

The FAA is promising tighter oversight of Boeing production following the in-flight blowout of a door plug on that Alaska Airlines flight a week ago.
1 month ago
FAA to increase oversight of Boeing production
2 months ago

FAA investigating Alaska Airlines plane after in-air incident

The FAA is grounding some 737 Max 9 Jets after a door plug blew out of a flight Friday night.
2 months ago
FAA investigating Alaska Airlines plane after in-air incident
3 months ago

FAA to reexamine rules on mental health treatment in aviation industry

Pilots, flight attendants and experts met during a summit to discuss challenges and barriers that aviation professionals face to receiving care for mental health issues.
3 months ago
FAA to reexamine rules on mental health treatment in aviation industry
3 months ago

FAA looks to require black boxes record 25 hours of data

The U.S. will move to require new planes to be equipped with cockpit voice recorders to capture 25 hours of information.
3 months ago
FAA looks to require black boxes record 25 hours of data
3 months ago

FAA looks to require black boxes record 25 hours of data

The U.S. will move to require new planes to be equipped with cockpit voice recorders to capture 25 hours of information.
3 months ago
FAA looks to require black boxes record 25 hours of data
3 months ago

NTSB and FAA investigate plane crash in Plano, Texas

The 87-year-old pilot was killed when the plane slammed into a shopping center.
3 months ago
NTSB and FAA investigate plane crash in Plano, Texas
4 months ago

FAA investigating dangerous close call between 2 passenger jets over Oregon

The dangerous close call in midair is now under investigation by the FAA after two passenger jets came within several hundred feet of each other.
4 months ago
FAA investigating dangerous close call between 2 passenger jets over Oregon
5 months ago

FAA, NTSB investigating Utah plane crash that killed North Dakota state senator and family

The single-engine Piper PA-23 crashed around 8:20 p.m. PT on Sunday shortly after taking off from Canyonlands Regional Airport, according to the FAA.
5 months ago
FAA, NTSB investigating Utah plane crash that killed North Dakota senator
5 months ago

FAA, NTSB investigating Utah plane crash that killed state senator

North Dakota state Sen. Doug Larsen and members of his family were killed in the crash.
5 months ago
FAA, NTSB investigating Utah plane crash that killed state senator
5 months ago

Buttigieg: Shutdown would hamper efforts to address air traffic controller shortage

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg says a government shutdown would come at the "wrong moment" as the FAA works to train new controllers.
5 months ago
Buttigieg: Shutdown would hamper efforts to address air traffic controller shortage
8 months ago

As thousands of flights canceled, feud between United CEO and FAA spills out into public again

Airlines have canceled more than 5,400 flights since Saturday in the U.S.
8 months ago
Thousands of flights canceled, United CEO partially blames FAA again
8 months ago

FAA investigating Minneapolis runway close call

The agency said an American Airlines flight was ordered to abort its landing, because a Delta plane was still on the runway.
8 months ago
FAA investigating Minneapolis runway close call
9 months ago

ABC News exclusive: FAA giving airports more than $100M to help prevent runway incursions

More than $100 million will go to airports across the country to reduce potential runway incursions, the FAA said Monday
9 months ago
ABC News exclusive: FAA giving airports more than $100M to prevent runway incursions
10 months ago

FAA flags growing number of bird strike attacks

Four bird strikes involving passenger jets have taken place in the last 24 hours in Texas.
10 months ago
FAA flags growing number of bird strike attacks
1 year ago

FAA issues warning to airlines in wake of close calls

The FAA is urging “continued vigilance” from all airline and airport employees on the heels of at least seven reported close calls at American airports.
1 year ago
FAA issues warning to airlines in wake of close calls
1 year ago

After close calls, FAA to consider requiring airplane black boxes to record 25 hours of data

The Federal Aviation Administration says it will work to require all cockpit voice recorders (CVRs), often called black boxes, to capture 25 hours of information
1 year ago
After close calls, FAA to consider requiring airplane black boxes to record 25 hours
1 year ago

Acting FAA chief testifies on safety, concerns about close calls

ABC News’ Jay O’Brien and Sam Sweeney break down testimony from Acting Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Billy Nolen, after high-profile close calls and unruly passengers.
1 year ago
Acting FAA chief testifies on safety, concerns about close calls
1 year ago

Acting head of FAA set to testify before Congress

He will address the recent string of recent near-misses on runways.
1 year ago
Acting head of FAA set to testify before Congress
1 year ago

FAA investigating another close call between jets

A Learjet took off without clearance from air traffic control in Boston just as a JetBlue flight was preparing to land on an intersecting runway.
1 year ago
FAA investigating another close call between jets
1 year ago

FAA investigating close call at Burbank Airport

Authorities say a Mesa Airlines flight had to break off its landing after an air traffic controller cleared a Sky West plane for takeoff on the same runway at the same time.
1 year ago
FAA investigating close call at Burbank Airport
1 year ago

FAA launches review after recent airline close calls

The head of the Federal Aviation Administration told Congress that the nation's aviation system can "absolutely" be better.
1 year ago
FAA launches review after recent airline close calls
1 year ago

FAA launches safety review as acting chief faces lawmakers over recent incidents

The hearing comes after several close calls involving U.S. jetliners.
1 year ago
FAA launches safety review as acting chief faces lawmakers over recent incidents
1 year ago

FAA launches safety review as acting chief faces lawmakers over recent problems

Federal Aviation Administration Acting Administrator Billy Nolen faced the Senate Commerce Committee Wednesday about recent aviation problems.
1 year ago
FAA launches safety review as acting chief faces lawmakers over recent problems
1 year ago

FAA says 'unintentionally deleted files' led to NOTAM system outage

Last week's computer system outage appears to have been the result of "unintentionally deleted files," the FAA said Thursday.
1 year ago
FAA says 'unintentionally deleted files' led to nationwide ground stop
1 year ago

FAA investigating near collision at JFK Airport

A Delta airline pilot slammed the brakes as the jet sped down the runway after an American Airlines plane crossed its path.
1 year ago
FAA investigating near collision at JFK Airport
1 year ago

FAA meltdown

The agency is blaming a corrupt file for forcing the grounding of hundreds of domestic flights. ABC News’ Justin Finch has more on the fallout.
1 year ago
FAA meltdown
1 year ago

Airports in chaos as computer glitch shuts flights down

The FAA ordered a temporary nationwide pause on all domestic departures following a computer failure that impacted flights around the country.
1 year ago
Airports in chaos as computer glitch shuts flights down
1 year ago

FAA computer outage triggers nationwide travel nightmare

ABC News transportation correspondent Gio Benitez and former pilot John Nance explain what sparked the FAA computer issue, why it failed and how passengers can get refunded.
1 year ago
FAA computer outage triggers nationwide travel nightmare
1 year ago

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.
1 year ago
FAA investigating aborted Blue Origin launch
1 year ago

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.
1 year ago
FAA investigating after 2 planes have close call
2 years 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.
2 years ago
FAA gets more than 57,000 applicants for air traffic control jobs
2 years 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 years ago
FAA seeks feedback on airplane seat sizes
2 years 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 years ago
FAA asks for the public’s help deciding new minimum seat requirement
2 years 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.
2 years ago
FAA revokes certificates for pilots in failed Red Bull plane swap: 'Reckless'
2 years 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.
2 years ago
FAA makes 'zero tolerance' policy for unruly passengers permanent
2 years 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.
2 years ago
FAA issued ground stop for several West coast airports
3 years 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.
3 years ago
FAA mandates inspections of Boeing 737 switches that could pose safety risk
3 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.
3 years ago
NTSB speaks out after airplane engine failure
3 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.
3 years ago
FAA takes action after airplane's engine falls apart mid-flight
4 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.
4 years ago
FAA issues emergency inspections of 737 planes
4 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.
4 years ago
FAA conducting tests on airplane evacuations
4 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.
4 years ago
Cracks found in Boeing 737 jets fuselage part
5 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.
5 years ago
FAA changes overnight shift policy after air traffic controller scare
6 years ago

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

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

FAA orders new inspections of fan blades after Southwest incident

The agency is giving airlines 20 days to complete the ultrasound checks.
6 years ago
FAA orders new inspections of fan blades after Southwest incident
6 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.
6 years ago
FAA orders emergency inspections of 352 engines following deadly Southwest incident