Latest Federal Aviation Administration News

CEO: Boeing made mistake in handling warning-system problem

Jun. 16, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The chief executive of Boeing said the company made a "mistake" in handling a problematic cockpit warning system in its 737 Max jets before two crashes killed 346 people, and he promised transparency as the aircraft maker works to get the grounded plane back in flight. Speaking before the...

Schumer urges FAA to require data recorders in helicopters

Jun. 16, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Democrat called on the Federal Aviation Administration Sunday to heed warnings from federal safety investigators and require all helicopters be equipped with flight data recorders, commonly known as a "black box." Sen. Charles Schumer's call for action comes days after a...

FAA proposes $715,000 fine for Allegiant over engine work

Jun. 14, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal safety regulators have proposed a fine of more than $715,000 against Allegiant Air, saying the discount airline failed to properly fix an engine that put out hotter-than-normal exhaust fumes. Allegiant said Friday that it followed a procedure approved by the manufacturer and the...

Southwest pushes back expected return of troubled Boeing jet

Jun. 13, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines is delaying expectations for return of the Boeing 737 Max, which remains grounded after two deadly crashes. Southwest, which has 34 Max jets, said Thursday that it removed the plane from its schedule for an additional month, through Sept. 2. That's causing Southwest to...

Sheriff: 2 dead in small plane crash in Louisiana

Jun. 12, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — Authorities have confirmed the deaths of two people in a small plane crash on a river levee in Louisiana. St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz tells news outlets the single-engine plane crashed Wednesday beside the Atchafalaya (ah-CHAF'-uh-leye-uh) River. Killed were the pilot,...

Chopper crash raises old question: How to secure NYC's skies

Jun. 12, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It was an accident, not terrorism, but this week's helicopter crash on the roof of a midtown Manhattan skyscraper has raised serious security concerns because of the ease with which the chopper ventured into one of the nation's most tightly restricted no-fly zones. Some of the questions...

Divers recover 2 bodies from plane crash in Florida lake

Jun. 12, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

MAITLAND, Fla. (AP) — Divers say they've recovered two bodies from a small plane that crashed into a central Florida lake in a suburb populated with homes and businesses nearby. The Federal Aviation Administration says the Cessna 182 crashed into Lake Maitland on Wednesday after taking off from a nearby...

Official: Pilot who crashed helicopter radioed he was lost

Jun. 12, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The pilot killed when his helicopter hit the roof of a New York City skyscraper in rain and fog radioed that he was lost and trying to get back to the heliport but couldn't find it, an official briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The radio calls are the...

Official: Pilot who crashed helicopter radioed he was lost

Jun. 11, 2019 9:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The pilot killed when his helicopter hit the roof of a New York City skyscraper in rain and fog radioed that he was lost and trying to get back to the heliport but couldn't find it, an official briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The radio calls are the...

The Latest: Official says pilot radioed that he was lost

Jun. 11, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the midtown Manhattan helicopter crash (all times local): 9:35 p.m. The pilot killed when his helicopter hit a New York City skyscraper in thick fog and rain radioed that he was lost and trying to get back to a heliport but couldn't find it. That's according to an official...