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FAA Proposes to Fine Boeing $2.75M For Quality Control Violations

FAA Proposes to Fine Boeing $2.75M For Quality Control Violations

Stephen Morton/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has proposed fining Boeing Co. $2.75 for its failure to uphold its quality control system to FAA standards.
The civil…

FAA Suspends Air Traffic Control Furloughs

FAA Suspends Air Traffic Control Furloughs

Medioimages/Photodisc/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Federal Aviation Administration announced Saturday that it is suspending employee furloughs and will restore normal staffing levels at air traffic facilities by Sunday evening, easing more than a week…

FAA Readies to Close Dozens of Air Traffic Control Towers

FAA Readies to Close Dozens of Air Traffic Control Towers

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — One of the first major impacts from Washington’s budget sequestration will soon kick in as the Federal Aviation Administration gets ready to close dozens of air traffic control towers. Of the 189 airports on the FAA’s o…

FAA Readies to Close Dozens of Air Traffic Control Towers

FAA Readies to Close Dozens of Air Traffic Control Towers

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — One of the first major impacts from Washington’s budget sequestration will soon kick in as the Federal Aviation Administration gets ready to close dozens of air traffic control towers. Of the 189 airports on the FAA’s o…

LaHood Warns Budget Cuts Would Be ‘Very Painful for the Flying Public’

LaHood Warns Budget Cuts Would Be ‘Very Painful for the Flying Public’

TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood warned Friday that looming across-the-board spending cuts would cause flight delays at major airports, force the Federal Aviation Administration to furlough workers an…

FAA Probes Pilot in Risky Plane Stunt Video

FAA Probes Pilot in Risky Plane Stunt Video

Team Stunters/WFAA(NEW YORK) — The pilot performing a breathtaking feat in a video posted online, in which an aerobatic plane travelling at 200 miles an hour comes within feet of a man on a Texas runway, was performing the stunt on an expired waiver, …

FAA Coming Under Fire over Approval of Boeing 787 Dreamliners

FAA Coming Under Fire over Approval of Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Matt Hosford/ABC News(NEW YORK) — The Federal Aviation Administration decided to halt U.S. flights on Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliners to investigate problems with the jets’ batteries.  Now, some are asking why the FAA didn’t pay closer attention bef…

FAA, Boeing and NTSB Reps in Japan for 787 Dreamliner Investigation

FAA, Boeing and NTSB Reps in Japan for 787 Dreamliner Investigation

Duncan Chard/Bloomberg via Getty Images(TOKYO) — Representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration, National Transportation Safety Board and Boeing arrived in Japan on Friday to join the investigation into the 787 Dreamliner that made an emerge…

FAA Orders Grounding of Boeing Dreamliners in US After Japanese Incident

FAA Orders Grounding of Boeing Dreamliners in US After Japanese Incident

Duncan Chard/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has ordered the grounding of Boeing 787 Dreamliner jets until their operators prove that batteries on the planes are safe. Several planes operated by oversea…

Report: FAA to Review Boeing 787 Dreamliners After Fire

Report: FAA to Review Boeing 787 Dreamliners After Fire

Matt Hosford/ABC News(NEW YORK) — The Federal Aviation Administration will hold a news conference Friday morning to discuss the recent rash of problems with Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliners.Bloomberg reports the government will call for a review of the pl…

FCC Urges FAA to Allow Gadgets During Takeoff and Landing

FCC Urges FAA to Allow Gadgets During Takeoff and Landing

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — You and Alec Baldwin aren’t the only ones who get annoyed on a plane when you have to turn off your phone, or tablet, or laptop during takeoff or landing. Turns out the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) would…

Two Sets of American Airlines Seats Become Loose in Flight

Two Sets of American Airlines Seats Become Loose in Flight

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Another set of seats came loose on an American Airlines flight Monday, the second such incident in three days on one of the carrier’s flights. There was a similar incident of seats becoming loose, resulting in an em…

Refrigerator-Size Plane Door Crashes Into Washington Neighborhood

Refrigerator-Size Plane Door Crashes Into Washington Neighborhood

ABC News(SEATTLE, Wash.) — Residents in a Seattle suburb are questioning how and why a sheet of metal the size of a refrigerator fell from the sky and onto a heavily trafficked street. Witnesses say the object fell from the sky just before 7 a.m. Frid…

NTSB Suggests Wingtip Cameras on Planes

NTSB Suggests Wingtip Cameras on Planes

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The National Transportation Safety Board is suggesting that large aircraft be equipped with external cameras to give pilots a better view of a plane’s wingtips as they travel along the taxiway — and possibly cut d…

Breakthrough Radar System Helps Pilots Avoid Rough Turbulence

Breakthrough Radar System Helps Pilots Avoid Rough Turbulence

ABC News(WILMINGTON, N.C.) — In-flight turbulence causes more injuries on an airplane than anything else, but a breakthrough piece of technology could help pilots avoid these pockets of unstable air and make for safer flights.Pilots report more than 7…

Near Midair Collision Between Three Jets Prompts FAA Investigation

Near Midair Collision Between Three Jets Prompts FAA Investigation

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Federal Aviation Administration is looking into an incident, first reported by the Washington Post, in which three airplanes nearly collided midair at Reagan National Airport Tuesday afternoon.The newspaper report…

FAA Investigating 80 Year Old’s Skydive Mishap

FAA Investigating 80 Year Old’s Skydive Mishap

iStockPhoto/ThinkStock(WASHINGTON) — One 80 year old grandmother’s terrifying skydive is being investigated by the FAA after it went viral.The video was created by The Parachute Center, a skydiving company in Acampo, Calif., as a memento for jum…

FAA May Have Highest Whistleblower Count in Government

FAA May Have Highest Whistleblower Count in Government

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Office of Special Counsel, the agency responsible for protecting government whistleblowers, says it receives a disproportionately high number of tips from employees of the Federal Aviation Administration. In …

FAA Scolds iPad Bird-Strike Videographer

FAA Scolds iPad Bird-Strike Videographer

File photo. Tom Brakefield/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Even if you don’t remember the name Grant Cardone, surely you remember his video. Cardone was on the recent Delta flight hit by birds shortly after takeoff at New York’s John F. Kennedy …

Two Planes in Close Call After Rookie Air Traffic Control Error

Two Planes in Close Call After Rookie Air Traffic Control Error

Comstock/Thinkstock(HONOLULU) — A Federal Aviation Administration probe into the rookie mistake of an air traffic controller, which brought two planes perilously close at Honolulu International Airport, has led to the resignation of a longtime air tra…

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