Latest Federal Aviation Administration News

FAA to let United use jets grounded after engine failure

May. 17, 2022 12:37 PM EDT

Federal safety regulators have approved a path for United Airlines to resume using dozens of Boeing 777 jets that have been grounded since the engine on one plane blew apart over Denver last year. The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed Tuesday that it has approved steps...

Small plane crashes on bridge near Miami, striking an SUV

May. 14, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A small plane with three people aboard crashed Saturday on a bridge near Miami, striking an SUV with three occupants, the Federal Aviation Administration reported. The single-engine Cessna 172 departed from Hollywood-Fort Lauderdale International Airport bound for Key...

Instructor had 14 seconds to land plane in Traverse City

May. 13, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A flight instructor had 14 seconds to safely land a plane after its engine died during its final approach, preliminary fact-finding by Federal Aviation Administration investigators indicates. The crash landing sent the Northwestern Michigan College...

Pilot down, passenger takes over with 'no idea how to fly'

May. 11, 2022 22:06 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A passenger with no flying experience radioed an urgent plea for help when the pilot of a small plane suddenly fell ill off Florida’s Atlantic coast, and was able to land the plane safely with the help of air traffic controllers. “I’ve got a...

Hawaii helicopter crash that killed 7 was '100% preventable'

May. 10, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Federal investigators blamed a deadly 2019 helicopter crash in Hawaii on the pilot’s decision to keep flying into worsening weather, and in a report Tuesday they accused regulators of lax oversight of air tours that are popular among tourists to the islands. The...

Crews search for pilot after small plane crashes off Georgia

May. 06, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Crews searched waters off the coast of Georgia on Friday for the pilot of a small plane that officials said crashed into the Atlantic Ocean. The National Transportation Safety Board released a statement saying it’s investigating what caused the Cirrus SR22...

Boeing will move its headquarters to DC area from Chicago

May. 05, 2022 20:01 PM EDT

Boeing Co. said Thursday it will move its headquarters from Chicago to the Washington, D.C., area, where company executives would be closer to key federal government officials. The company said it will use its campus in Arlington, Virginia, as its new headquarters, and it plans to...

FAA offers fix for snarled Florida air travel this summer

May. 04, 2022 18:38 PM EDT

Federal officials are promising to add air traffic controllers and take other steps to improve the flow of planes in Florida, which airlines say has become a weak link in the national airspace. The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday that it will add staff at a key air...

Plane crash in Mankato injures pilot, investigation underway

May. 04, 2022 12:31 PM EDT

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration are expected in Mankato Wednesday to try to determine why a small plane crashed, injuring the pilot. KEYC-TV reports the crash happened about 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Mankato Regional Airport. ...

US Capitol officer fires gun in break room, gets suspended

May. 03, 2022 12:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Capitol Police officer fired a gun inside a break room in a House office building on Tuesday and was promptly suspended — the latest stain for a police department struggling to regain the public's trust following the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection and a recent...