Latest Federal Aviation Administration News

Safety board favors redesign of engine part on Boeing 737s

Nov. 19, 2019 6:32 PM EST

Federal safety officials say Boeing should redesign part of the casing on some engines to prevent the kind of accident that occurred when engine debris blew out a window on a Southwest Airlines plane and killed a passenger. The National Transportation Safety Board determined Tuesday that the April 2018 accident...

Small plane crashes on Utah highway for 2nd time, 3 injured

Nov. 19, 2019 11:08 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a small plane that crashed on a Utah highway made an emergency landing on the same highway last year. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer says the single-engine plane hit a billboard Sunday and crashed near Ogden-Hinckley Airport on Interstate 15....

Boeing says it has to ‘re-earn’ public’s trust after crashes

Nov. 16, 2019 8:24 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A senior Boeing executive said Saturday the company knows it has to re-earn the public’s trust as it works to win approval from U.S. regulators to get its grounded 737 Max jets flying again after crashes that killed 346 people. Stan Deal, president and CEO of...

New Mexico town plans major airport expansion

Nov. 16, 2019 12:23 AM EST

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Los Alamos County has big plans for its airport. The northern New Mexico community is seeking to revitalize the airport through an estimated $9.7 million expansion plan. The Los Alamos Monitor reports the Federal Aviation Administration would fund most of it, with the county and...

Boeing settles several more lawsuits over Max plane crashes

Nov. 15, 2019 7:01 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Boeing is settling a few more of the roughly 150 lawsuits filed by families of passengers killed in two crashes of the 737 Max jet. A Seattle law firm said Friday it settled four of the 46 cases it’s handling for families of passengers who were on board a Lion Air Max that crashed off...

2 jets approaching Boston airport report green laser lights

Nov. 14, 2019 1:08 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Federal aviation authorities say two commercial flights approaching Boston’s airport reported a green laser being aimed at their planes. The Federal Aviation Administration told The Boston Globe in statement that both incidents occurred within an hour of each other on Wednesday night...

Safety officials probing records of work on Southwest jets

Nov. 11, 2019 5:58 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines says it will speed up inspections of dozens of used planes it bought from foreign airlines after federal regulators threatened to ground the jets because they might not meet all safety standards. The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday that Southwest agreed to...

Boeing details steps needed to get grounded Max jet flying

Nov. 11, 2019 1:04 PM EST

Boeing hopes to resume deliveries of its 737 Max jet to airlines in December and win regulatory approval to restart commercial service with the plane in January. Boeing shares rose in midday trading Monday. The company spelled out several steps that it needs to complete before the grounded plane can carry...

Correction: Floatplane Crash-Report story

Nov. 9, 2019 4:48 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — In a story Nov. 8 about a federal report of a floatplane crash in Alaska, The Associated Press reported erroneously the crash location and origination point of the flight in July 2018. The flight originated from Noyes Island and crashed on Mount Jumbo, about 9 miles east of...

Morgantown gets OK to extend airport runway

Nov. 8, 2019 4:12 AM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Morgantown Municipal Airport's long-awaited runway extension project is expected to begin next fall. Officials of the West Virginia city on Thursday announced the Federal Aviation Administration signed off on the extension earlier this month after five years of back-and-forth with...