Latest Federal Aviation Administration News

Air ambulance firm settles federal safety claims lawsuit

Nov. 20, 2020 5:20 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The nation's largest air ambulance company has agreed to pay $825,000 to settle a civil suit alleging the Colorado-based firm operated a helicopter with defective safety equipment, the state's U.S. attorney said Friday. U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn said in a statement that Air Methods Corp. of...

Federal Way woman sentenced in aircraft fraud scheme

Nov. 20, 2020 8:25 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A Federal Way woman who falsified documents in a fraud scheme designed to steal and sell aircraft was sentenced in federal court to four years, three months in prison, according to prosecutors. Michelle Renee Hughes, 43, pleaded guilty to mail fraud and identity theft in April and was...

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2020, file photo, a United Airlines airplane takes off over a plane on the runway at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco. United Airlines warns that bookings are slowing down and cancellations are on the rise as coronavirus cases spike across the U.S. The number of people flying in the United States is down about 65% from a year ago, and airlines were hoping that the upcoming holidays would mean an increase in leisure travel. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Southwest, United Airlines see weak demand over holidays, 1Q

Nov. 19, 2020 2:13 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — United Airlines warned Thursday that bookings have slowed and cancellations have increased as the number of coronavirus infections spikes across the country. Southwest Airlines has also seen more cancellations, and the carrier's CEO said that travel demand will be remain weak in the first...

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2020 file photo, the American Flag hangs outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York. U.S. stocks are drifting close to their record highs Wednesday, Nov. 18 as hopes for a coronavirus vaccine coming in the future collide with worries about the worsening pandemic in the present.  The S&P 500 was 0.1% lower in early trading after flipping between small gains and losses.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Asian stocks follow Wall Street lower on virus anxiety

Nov. 18, 2020 10:40 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks followed Wall Street lower on Thursday as anxiety about the economic fallout from rising coronavirus infections in the United States and Europe clashed with optimism about a possible vaccine. Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney retreated. On Wall Street, the benchmark S&P...

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2020, file photo, a Boeing 737 Max jet, piloted by Federal Aviation Administration Chief Steve Dickson, prepares to land at Boeing Field following a test flight in Seattle. The FAA is poised to clear the Boeing 737 Max to fly again after grounding the jets for nearly two years due to a pair of disastrous crashes that killed 346 people. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Boeing Max cleared for takeoff, 2 years after deadly crashes

Nov. 18, 2020 3:44 PM EST

After nearly two years and a pair of deadly crashes, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has cleared Boeing’s 737 Max for flight. The nation’s air safety agency announced the move early Wednesday, saying it was done after a “comprehensive and methodical” 20-month review process. ...

After nearly two years and two deadly crashes, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration clears Boeing 737 Max for flight

Nov. 18, 2020 7:51 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — After nearly two years and two deadly crashes, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration clears Boeing 737 Max for flight.

Pilot hospitalized after homemade aircraft crashes

Nov. 15, 2020 12:20 PM EST

MACCLENNY, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol said a 53-year-old Jacksonville pilot was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after his homemade aircraft crashed Saturday night in Baker County. The Times-Union reported that the pilot was in critical condition when taken to the hospital following...

2 killed when small plane crashes near North Texas airport

Nov. 12, 2020 6:24 PM EST

ROCKWALL, Texas (AP) — The pilot of a small plane and a passenger were killed Thursday when the aircraft crashed near a North Texas airport, officials said. The crash happened about 1 p.m. in a field across Texas 66 from Rockwall’s municipal airport. The single-engine Cessna 182 crashed after...

Seattle, Edmonds men died Langley plane crash

Nov. 12, 2020 5:12 PM EST

LANGLEY, Wash. (AP) — The two people who died when their Cessna crashed on Whidbey Island Wednesday have been identified. The pilot was 78-year-old Carl Dahlman of Seattle, and the co-pilot was 25-year-old Joshua McCormick of Edmonds, according to the Island County Sheriff’s Office. The Cessna 177...

In this photo taken from video provided by KTLA-TV, is a small plane that crashed and burned on a street just outside a small airfield in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. A KTLA news helicopter overhead showed fire burning parked cars in the street and on a lawn of a house in a neighborhood off one end of Whiteman Airport's single runway in the Pacoima area about 15 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. (KTLA-TV via AP)

Pilot dies when small plane crashes, burns in Los Angeles

Nov. 12, 2020 5:11 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A pilot was killed Thursday in the fiery crash of a single-engine airplane on a street just outside a small airfield in suburban Los Angeles, authorities said. Firefighters had to avoid downed power lines as they extinguished flames that engulfed the aircraft wreckage, at least two...