Latest Federal Aviation Administration News

FAA gives Boeing 90 days to come up with a plan to improve manufacturing quality and safety

Feb. 28, 2024 10:43 AM EST

The Federal Aviation Administration is giving Boeing 90 days to come up with a plan to fix quality problems and meet safety standards for building new planes. The agency said the directive follows meetings with top Boeing officials including the company's CEO at FAA headquarters in...

Seaplane crashes near PortMiami, all 7 passengers escape without injury, officials say

Feb. 23, 2024 18:58 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A seaplane overturned Friday afternoon while trying to land near PortMiami, but no serious injuries were reported, officials said. The aircraft came down in a channel between the port's cruise ship terminals and a causeway that connects Miami to Miami Beach, according...

Accident investigators push the FAA for better cockpit voice recorders on all planes

Feb. 13, 2024 17:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal accident investigators are pushing to retrofit current aircraft with better cockpit voice recorders, citing the loss of evidence during last month's blowout of a door panel on a jetliner flying over Oregon. The National Transportation Safety Board said...

Officials are looking into why an American Airlines jetliner ran off the end of a Texas runway

Feb. 12, 2024 18:14 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Federal safety officials said Monday they are investigating an incident in which an American Airlines jet had a braking problem and ran off the end of the runway after landing at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. The Federal Aviation Administration...

'We've lost both engines,' pilot said before private jet crashed onto Florida interstate, killing 2

Feb. 10, 2024 16:28 PM EST

A pilot and co-pilot were identified as the two killed in a fiery plane crash on a Florida highway, law enforcement officials said Saturday afternoon. The Collier County Sheriff’s Office identified Edward Daniel Murphy, a 50-year-old pilot and co-pilot Ian Frederick Hofmann, 65,...

No one hurt when small plane makes crash landing on residential street in suburban Phoenix

Feb. 10, 2024 13:54 PM EST

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — The pilot and lone passenger escaped injury when a small airplane made a crash landing Saturday on a residential street in a suburban neighborhood on the west edge of Phoenix, Goodyear police said. The single engine plane experienced mechanical problems...

2 people dead after small plane attempts emergency landing on southwest Florida interstate

Feb. 10, 2024 00:21 AM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Two people have died after a small plane attempted to make an emergency landing on Interstate 75 in southwest Florida on Friday afternoon, colliding with a vehicle and bringing traffic to a halt as a massive plume of black smoke rose into the air. The crash...

2 JetBlue planes make contact at Logan Airport, wingtip touches tail

Feb. 08, 2024 17:50 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Two JetBlue planes made contact Thursday morning at Boston Logan International Airport, with one wingtip touching another plane's tail. No one was hurt and both flights were canceled, Jennifer Mehigan of the Massachusetts Port Authority said in an email. ...

NTSB says bolts on Boeing jetliner were missing before a panel blew out in midflight last month

Feb. 06, 2024 19:38 PM EST

Bolts that helped secure a panel to the frame of a Boeing 737 Max 9 were missing before the panel blew off the Alaska Airlines plane last month, according to accident investigators. The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday a preliminary report on the Jan. 5 incident that...

The top US aviation regulator says oversight of Boeing 'is not delivering safe aircraft'

Feb. 06, 2024 13:21 PM EST

The new chief of the Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday that his agency is midway through a review of manufacturing at Boeing, but he already knows that changes must be made in how the government oversees the aircraft manufacturer. FAA Administrator Michael Whitaker...