Latest Federal Aviation Administration News

Some Apple laptops banned from airline flights for fire risk

Aug. 14, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

Federal safety officials have banned some Apple laptops from airline flights after Apple recalled the batteries because they could catch fire. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement Wednesday that it alerted airlines last month about the recall involving batteries for some Apple MacBook Pro...

Husband, wife, teen killed after plane crashes behind home

Aug. 8, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

WILLOW GROVE, Pa. (AP) — A small plane crashed in the backyard of a suburban Philadelphia home on Thursday morning, killing a husband and wife and their 19-year-old daughter, who were the only people on board. The plane went down around in Willow Grove, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) north of Philadelphia,...

The Latest: Discrepancies between US, Mexico victim lists

Aug. 6, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas (all times local): 7:55 p.m. Police in El Paso, Texas, have identified the 22 people killed in the weekend mass shooting at a Walmart store, but there are some discrepancies between that list and one the Mexican government released. El...

AP Sources: Boeing changing Max software to use 2 computers

Aug. 2, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

Boeing is working on new software for the 737 Max that will use a second flight control computer to make the system more reliable, solving a problem that surfaced in June with the grounded jet, two people briefed on the matter said Friday. When finished, the new software will give Boeing a complete package for...

Senators clash with FAA officials over Boeing Max oversight

Jul. 31, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

Members of a Senate subcommittee clashed with Federal Aviation Administration officials Wednesday, contending the agency was too deferential to Boeing in approving the 737 Max airliner. Senators cited newspaper reports of lax oversight as the jet and flight control software called MCAS were developed. The...

The Latest: Senators clash with FAA over Boeing oversight

Jul. 31, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on the Federal Aviation Administration's oversight of Boeing in the wake of two deadly 737 Max crashes (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Members of a Senate subcommittee clashed with Federal Aviation Administration officials...

US issues hacking security alert for small planes

Jul. 30, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security issued a security alert Tuesday for small planes, warning that modern flight systems are vulnerable to hacking if someone manages to gain physical access to the aircraft. An alert from the DHS critical infrastructure computer emergency response team...

2 dead in North Texas plane crash

Jul. 29, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Texas (AP) — A flight instructor and her student are dead after the fiery crash of their twin-engine plane at a North Texas airport. The Federal Aviation Administration says the Piper PA-34 went down soon after 4 p.m. Sunday while preparing to land at the municipal airport in Gainesville,...

Southwest pulling out of Newark airport, groundings cited

Jul. 25, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Southwest Airlines is pulling out of New Jersey's Newark airport at a time when the carrier has canceled dozens of flights around the country each day because of the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max. It will cease operations at Newark Liberty International Airport and consolidate them at...

Boeing CEO raises possibility of pausing Max production

Jul. 24, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Boeing's CEO says the company will consider temporarily shutting down production of the 737 Max if the plane's return is significantly delayed beyond the company's October forecast. The comment by Chairman and CEO Dennis Muilenburg underscores the uncertainty swirling around the company and...