Latest Federal Aviation Administration News

Pilot hospitalized after plane crash in suburban Will County

Jun. 24, 2022 20:32 PM EDT

PEOTONE, Ill. (AP) — A pilot was hospitalized Friday after his small plane crashed in rural south suburban Will County. The plane appeared to have gone down at a steep angle into a wooded area next to a creek, WBBM-TV reported. The engine had come loose from the firewall, and it...

Airlines aim to shift blame for flight problems to FAA

Jun. 24, 2022 19:54 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Airlines under scrutiny for widespread flight disruptions are renewing their criticism of the government agency that manages the nation’s airspace, saying that understaffing at the Federal Aviation Administration is “crippling” traffic along the East Coast. ...

6 die in crash of Vietnam-era helicopter in West Virginia

Jun. 23, 2022 19:16 PM EDT

LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) — A Vietnam-era helicopter showcased in action movies crashed on a rural West Virginia road, killing all six people on board, during an annual reunion for helicopter enthusiasts. The Federal Aviation Administration said the Bell UH-1B “Huey” helicopter crashed...

20 S. Carolina airports to share nearly $19M in FAA grants

Jun. 20, 2022 14:02 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Twenty airports in South Carolina will received a share of nearly $19 million in federal grants to help pay for terminal upgrades, runway repairs and other improvement projects. More than two-thirds of the money will go to the state's four largest airports,...

Buckeye police identify men who died in crash of small plane

Jun. 19, 2022 12:08 PM EDT

BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two men who died in the crash of a small plane in Buckeye. Federal Aviation Administration officials said the Cessna crashed around 7 a.m. Saturday in a desert area near the municipal airport in Buckeye, located about 35...

2 dead in plane crash near Buckeye Municipal Airport

Jun. 18, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say two people were killed in a plane crash in the desert on the western edge of metro Phoenix on Saturday morning. The Federal Aviation Administration say the Cessna aircraft crashed near the municipal airport in Buckeye, located about 35 miles...

Verizon, AT&T delay some 5G service over airlines' concerns

Jun. 17, 2022 20:45 PM EDT

Federal regulators say Verizon and AT&T will delay part of their 5G rollout near airports to give airlines more time to ensure that equipment on their planes is safe from interference from the wireless signals, but the airline industry is not happy about the deal. An airline...

Flight cancellations create a bad travel day across the US

Jun. 16, 2022 20:26 PM EDT

Airlines canceled more than 1,500 flights in the U.S. on Thursday, one of the worst days yet for travel as the peak summer vacation season heats up. At LaGuardia Airport in New York, more than one-third of all flights were scrubbed, and more than one-fourth of flights were dropped at...

FAA says future planes will need to reduce carbon emissions

Jun. 15, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration proposed Wednesday that future planes produce lower levels of greenhouse gas emissions before they can be certified by federal regulators. The Federal Aviation Administration proposal would increase fuel-efficiency standards for jets and...

SpaceX closer to launching giant rocketship after FAA review

Jun. 13, 2022 17:25 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX cleared a key hurdle Monday for its plan to launch a gigantic, futuristic rocketship into orbit from Texas. The Federal Aviation Administration concluded an environmental review of Elon Musk’s Starship base. The agency saw no significant...