Latest Federal Aviation Administration News

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...

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...

Trump expected to attend LSU-Alabama football game

Nov. 4, 2019 10:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to attend Saturday's college football matchup between the two highest-ranked teams in the nation, Louisiana State University and the University of Alabama. The Federal Aviation Administration is advising that Trump will travel to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, for...

Small plane crashes in Florida street, hitting truck

Nov. 4, 2019 6:00 AM EST

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say two people on a small plane had no serious injuries when the aircraft grazed the top of an Amazon delivery truck and came to rest in the middle of a street in South Florida. A Federal Aviation Administration statement says the plane hit a delivery truck as it came down in...

Officials: 2 North Carolina men died in Georgia plane crash

Oct. 31, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The victims of Wednesday's plane crash in suburban Atlanta have been identified as two North Carolina men. DeKalb County officials on Thursday said 59-year-old Leslie Csanyi and 60-year-old Scott Robert Lowrie both lived in Salisbury, North Carolina, the plane's intended destination. The two...

Boeing employee raised concern about design of Max system

Oct. 30, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

Two days of congressional hearings have produced internal Boeing documents showing that company employees raised concerns about the design of a key flight-control system and the hectic pace of airplane production long before two 737 Max jets crashed. Angry lawmakers bombarded the hearings' star witness, Boeing...

2 killed when small plane crashes into Atlanta-area townhome

Oct. 30, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A small plane crashed into a townhome Wednesday morning in a leafy Atlanta-area neighborhood near a major interstate, killing two people and tearing off the home's brick exterior, authorities said. The crash scattered wreckage and shook up nearby residents. Both the pilot and a passenger...

Small plane crashes, leaving pilot dead, houses ablaze

Oct. 29, 2019 9:28 PM EDT

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — A small plane crashed through the roof of a home Tuesday, killing the pilot and causing an explosion that set two houses ablaze in a New Jersey suburb of New York City. No one was in the home that the Cessna 414 crashed into, but flames spread to another house, where a woman escaped...