Latest Federal Aviation Administration News

Flights of historic planes grounded pending investigation

Jan. 25, 2020 12:39 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A nonprofit foundation that operates short flights on World War II era aircraft for history buffs and aircraft enthusiasts has agreed to offer only ground tours while the Federal Aviation Administration continues an investigation into a deadly crash of one of its vintage planes. The...

1 killed, 1 injured in plane crash in east-central Arizona

Jan. 25, 2020 11:34 AM EST

PAYSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Mesa man was killed but two others survived when their plane crashed Friday in mountains in east-central Arizona, the Gila County Sheriff's Office said. A statement release by the Sheriff's Office identified the man killed as Blaine Mathew, 59, and the survivors as 21-year-old...

In this photo provided by the the Placer County Sheriff's Office is the scene where a small plane crashed on a golf course shortly after taking off Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, from the airport in Auburn, Calif., killing the two people and injuring another. Scott Parker, commander for the California Highway Patrol in Auburn, says officers responded after receiving reports of a pilot making a distress call shortly after takeoff. The plane was a single-engine Stinson Vultee V-77, said FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said. (Placer County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Father, son killed in Northern California small plane crash

Jan. 24, 2020 5:21 PM EST

AUBURN, Calif. (AP) — A small plane crashed near a golf course shortly after taking off Friday from the Auburn airport, killing a father and his son and injuring another person, authorities said. The single-engine Stinson Vultee V-77 plane crashed shortly after taking from the Auburn Municipal Airport,...

FAA investigating drone crash near Iowa City airport

Jan. 23, 2020 12:59 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating what caused a University of Iowa research drone to crash in a mobile home park near the Iowa City Municipal Airport. It came down Dec. 18 next to one of the homes, strewing shattered parts nearby but striking no one. The university...

This photo taken from video provided by KTLA-TV shows the wreckage of a small plane after it crashed and burned at Corona, Calif., Municipal Airport Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Firefighters found the plane burning in brush on the east side of the airport, about 40 miles east of Los Angeles. The Corona Fire Department says four fatalities were confirmed. The airport has been closed to flights. (KTLA-TV via AP)

4 killed in plane crash at Southern California airfield

Jan. 22, 2020 9:45 PM EST

CORONA, Calif. (AP) — Four people were killed Wednesday in the crash of a small airplane at a Southern California airfield, authorities said. The plane went down at Corona Municipal Airport, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) east of Los Angeles, police said. Firefighters found the plane burning in brush on...

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2011 file photo, Nielsen Company CEO David Calhoun, center, watches progress as he waits for the company's IPO to begin trading, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Calhoun, Boeing's new CEO, said Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, that production of the 737 Max will resume this spring, months before the company expects federal regulators to certify the grounded plane to fly again. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Boeing's new CEO sees 737 Max production resuming in spring

Jan. 22, 2020 4:56 PM EST

Boeing's new CEO said Wednesday that production of the 737 Max will resume this spring, months before the company expects federal regulators to certify the grounded plane to fly again. David Calhoun also said he believes passengers will fly on the Max when federal regulators say it is safe and they see airline...

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2019, file photo a worker looks up underneath a Boeing 737 MAX jet in Renton, Wash. Boeing doesn't expect federal regulators to approve its changes to the grounded 737 Max until this summer, according to two people familiar with the matter. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Boeing doesn't expect Max jet to be cleared until summer

Jan. 21, 2020 4:20 PM EST

Boeing said Tuesday that it doesn't expect federal regulators to approve its changes to the grounded 737 Max until this summer, several months longer than the company was saying just a few weeks ago. That timetable — the latest of several delays in the plane's approval process — will create more...

Jorge Hernandez, of Milwaukee, tries to cover his face from the cold while walking along West Kilbourn Avenue in Milwaukee, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. While snow is expected Friday, breezy and cold conditions return on Sunday and Monday, with wind chills of minus 10 to minus 15 Fahrenheit across the region, according to the National Weather Service office in Sullivan. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Chicago flights halted; plane slides off Kansas City taxiway

Jan. 17, 2020 11:20 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration halted all flights in and out of Chicago's O'Hare Airport for hours Friday night due to a sprawling winter storm, which forced the closure of schools, universities and government offices as it moved across large sections of the Midwest. The FAA lifted the...

Heavy traffic is seen on Eisenhower Expressway in Chicago, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Hundreds of flights were canceled as a winter storm hits the city during evening commute Friday, creating a sloppy rush hour. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Heavy snow forces ground stop at O'Hare, snarls air traffic

Jan. 17, 2020 11:14 PM EST

A winter storm that swept across northern Illinois forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights Friday at Chicago’s two major airports and prompted the Federal Aviation Administration to halt operations at O’Hare International Airport late Friday The FAA attributed the ground stop due to the snow...

Attorney Gloria Allred, lower left, listens as one of four Park Avenue Elementary School teachers talks about her experiences when a Delta Airlines jet dumped fuel over their school Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at a Los Angeles news conference Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. The four plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Delta - Lisette Barajas, Laura Guzman, Mariana De La Torre and Anabel Samperio - appeared at the news conference but declined to be identified individually when they spoke. The teachers plan to file a lawsuit after a commercial airliner with engine trouble dumped jet fuel over a densely populated area. (AP Photo/Stefanie Dazio)

California teachers sue after jetliner dumps fuel on schools

Jan. 17, 2020 11:05 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four teachers from a Los Angeles-area school sued Delta Air Lines on Friday, saying they were exposed to jet fuel when a plane with engine trouble dumped its fuel over a densely populated area, including several schools, while making an emergency return to the airport. At a news...