Latest Federal Aviation Administration News

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...

Grounded Boeing jet hits another pothole in path to return

Nov. 6, 2019 6:02 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Regulators are asking Boeing to revise documentation of its proposed fixes to software on the 737 Max jet, and the company said Wednesday that it is too early to know whether the request will further delay the return of the grounded plane. Boeing says it is in the final stages of making fixes...

American Airlines CEO upbeat about return of Boeing Max jets

Nov. 6, 2019 1:11 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines CEO Doug Parker says his airline is feeling more confident that its grounded Boeing 737 Max jets will soon be approved to fly again. Boeing expects the Federal Aviation Administration to approve the plane's return to service by year-end, and Parker says that sounds like a...