Latest Federal Aviation Administration News

Aviation agency to implement new Denver-area flight paths

Mar. 26, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration has implemented new flight paths in the Denver area to coordinate airspace around congested metropolitan areas. The Denver Metroplex plan began in 2014 and includes six airports from Fort Collins to Centennial, including the Denver International Airport, ...

Workers clean and disinfect playground equipment due to the coronavirus outbreak at a park Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Some Nevada shelters close, sheriff reports no virus cases

Mar. 25, 2020 10:46 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 524-bed Las Vegas homeless shelter closed and health officials began screening untold numbers of people who used it and a nearby city relief facility, after a homeless person was diagnosed with the new coronavirus, health officials said Wednesday. City officials, who passed laws recently...

Owner of WWII-era bomber prohibited from carrying passengers

Mar. 25, 2020 9:52 PM EDT

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration revoked a foundation's permission to carry passengers aboard its World War II-era planes after a deadly crash in October. The agency cited safety concerns in its decision to prohibit the Collings Foundation from chartering its historic B-17...

FILE - In this March 20, 2020 file photo, an empty baggage carousel spins in Denver International Airport as travelers deal with the spread of the coronavirus  in Denver.  Airline service in the United States is teetering on the brink of collapse, with near-empty planes and coronavirus-caused outbreaks that have left some air traffic control towers empty. Even with sharply reduced schedules, airlines are consolidating some of the remaining flights because passengers aren’t showing up. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Many airline flights nearly empty as virus undercuts travel

Mar. 24, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

Airline service in the United States is teetering on the brink of collapse, with near-empty planes and coronavirus outbreaks that have left some air traffic control towers empty. Even with sharply reduced schedules, airlines are consolidating some of the remaining flights because passengers aren’t showing...

FAA reopens Midway air traffic control tower closed by virus

Mar. 24, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday reopened the air traffic control tower at Chicago’s Midway International Airport, which it closed last week after three workers tested positive for COVID-19. The FAA closed the control tower on March 17 for cleaning, forcing the...

Officials: Pilot killed in South Carolina small plane crash

Mar. 23, 2020 12:39 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The pilot of a small plane was killed when the aircraft crashed into a wooded area near a South Carolina airport over the weekend, authorities confirmed. Andrew Meyer of Tampa, Florida, was the only person onboard the Cessna 301 when it went down on Johns Island around 7 p.m....

Small plane crashes on Johns Island

Mar. 22, 2020 1:50 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Aviation officials said a small aircraft crashed Saturday night near the Charleston Executive Airport on Johns Island. Spencer Pryor, communications director for the Charleston County Aviation Authority, told WCIV that the Cessna 310 crashed into a wooded area about a mile north...

Travelers walk past canceled flights on a schedule board, some due to the coronavirus, at the Haneda International Airport in Tokyo, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness, especially in older adults and people with existing health problems. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

The Latest: Japan urges against nonessential travel to US

Mar. 22, 2020 2:51 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 307,200 people and killed more than 13,000. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 92,300...

A screen displays a message thanking health care workers during the coronavirus outbreak, in a sparsely populated Times Square, Friday, March 20, 2020, in New York. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is ordering all workers in non-essential businesses to stay home and banning non-essential gatherings statewide. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

NY airports, hospitals feel pressure as virus alarms grow

Mar. 22, 2020 12:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state is scouring the globe for medical supplies and scouting temporary hospital locations as the coronavirus crisis grows. Flights to New York City-area airports were briefly suspended after an air-traffic control worker tested positive. As the number of...

FAA lifts brief virus-related suspension of flights to NYC-area, Philadelphia airports

Mar. 21, 2020 2:36 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — FAA lifts brief virus-related suspension of flights to NYC-area, Philadelphia airports.