Latest Federal Aviation Administration News

FAA seeks $5.9 million penalty over 270 cargo flights

May. 20, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are seeking a $5.9 million penalty against an Atlanta aviation company that they say operated illegal cargo flights that were “careless or reckless” and posed a safety risk. The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday that Humes McCoy Aviation...

FILE - In this April 7, 2020, file photo, U.S. Air Force KC-46 tankers being built by Boeing sit parked at the Paine Field airport in Everett, Wash. Federal safety regulators are outlining planned changes in how they approve new passenger airplanes after two crashes involving a Boeing model. But key lawmakers say they plan to push ahead with legislation to change the current system that lets aircraft makers including Boeing play a key role in certifying their own planes. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Lawmakers: FAA certification of new planes needs an overhaul

May. 20, 2020 12:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration outlined steps to change how it approves new passenger planes, but lawmakers said they will push ahead with legislation to change the current system that lets aircraft makers including Boeing play a key role in the certification process. The FAA has...

Aviation student pleads guilty to bribing FAA test examiner

May. 13, 2020 9:16 AM EDT

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — A would-be airline mechanic has pleaded guilty to bribing a Federal Aviation Administration test examiner for a passing grade, federal prosecutors said. Frank A. Jalion Amaro, 21, was an aviation student in Las Vegas, preparing to take an exam for people who want to perform maintenance...

Officials probe why man killed on Texas runway was there

May. 12, 2020 6:04 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Investigators are trying to determine how a man with apparently no security clearance ended up on a runway at a Texas airport where he was struck and killed by a landing commercial jet. Junin Ko, 22, died Thursday night when a Southwest Airlines plane struck him as it landed at...

Jetliner hits and kills man on Texas airport runway

May. 8, 2020 1:58 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A man was struck and killed by a commercial jet landing on a runaway at an Austin, Texas, airport, authorities said. The pilot of Southwest Airlines Flight 1392, a Boeing 737 arriving from Dallas, reported seeing a person on Runway 17R at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport shortly...

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2020 file photo, Harrison Ford attends the premiere of

Harrison Ford piloting plane that wrongly crosses runway

Apr. 29, 2020 8:38 PM EDT

HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) — Harrison Ford was piloting a plane that wrongly crossed a runway where another plane was landing, and federal authorities are investigating, officials and a representative for the actor said Wednesday. Ford was at the controls of a small plane Friday at Hawthorne Airport in the...

Official: 3 killed in plane crash in remote area of Nevada

Apr. 25, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Three people were killed in a plane crash in a remote area of northeastern Nevada, an Elko County official said. Chief Deputy Coroner Nick Czegledi said a man, a woman and a boy were killed in the crash Friday night, the Elko Daily Free Press reported. Their identities weren't released,...

Florida man dies in crash of homemade plane in Missouri

Apr. 20, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

STRAFFORD, Mo. (AP) — A Florida man died when his homemade plane crashed in Missouri, authorities said Monday. Alexander Kasimtev, 43, of Plantation, Florida, died when his KOLB Firefly 103 crashed near a farm road near Strafford Sunday afternoon, according to Greene County Sgt. Marc Staegar. He was the...

Two people walk past an area meant for hundreds to wait for screening at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Wednesday, April 15, 2020, in SeaTac, Wash. Flights at the usually busy airport have dropped from up to 1,300 a day to about 400 each day. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

The Latest: UN's Guterres: Africa could see virus spread

Apr. 16, 2020 1:13 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — UN Secretary-General urges Africa to prepare for spread of...

Commuters wear masks at a station in Fukuoka, southern Japan Wednesday morning, April 8, 2020. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a month-long state of emergency Tuesday for Tokyo and six other prefectures including Fukuoka to ramp up defenses against the spread of the coronavirus as the number of infections surges. (Kyodo News via AP)

The Latest: South Korea expects positive economic growth

Apr. 9, 2020 12:43 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR — South Korea’s top central banker expects slow, but...