Latest Aviation safety and security News

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2020, file photo, released by the National Transportation Safety Board, NTSB investigator Carol Hogan examines wreckage as part of the NTSB's investigation of a helicopter crash near Calabasas, Calif., that killed former NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others. Federal safety investigators bypassed aviation regulators on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, and urged leading helicopter manufacturers to install so-called black boxes that would help determine the cause of crashes such as the one that killed former NBA star Kobe Bryant.(James Anderson/National Transportation Safety Board via AP, File)

Safety board asks helicopter makers to install 'black boxes'

Jun. 2, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

Federal safety investigators bypassed aviation regulators on Tuesday and urged leading helicopter manufacturers to install so-called black boxes that would help determine the cause of crashes such as the one that killed former NBA star Kobe Bryant. The National Transportation Safety Board appealed directly to six...

Los Angeles County fire helicopter makes emergency landing

May. 28, 2020 10:52 AM EDT

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A Los Angeles County Fire Department helicopter made a safe emergency landing after one of its two engines failed Thursday morning, the department said. The Sikorsky Firehawk was returning from a forward deployed location to its base to swap out its four-member crew when the...

People walk by a departures monitor at the Rome Leonardo da Vinci International Airport, Thursday, March 12, 2020. Airlines and travelers are still sorting out the new travel ban that President Donald Trump announced late Wednesday, barring most foreign visitors from continental Europe for 30 days. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)

EU agency seeks airline, airport input on new virus guidance

May. 26, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Europe’s aviation safety agency called on airlines and airports Tuesday to participate in a program to help evaluate new coronavirus guidelines in real-life situations. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency published the guidelines last week in conjunction with the European Center...

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...

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...

FILE - In this April 21, 2020, file photo, a lone person works at the Delta airlines check-in desk at McCarran International airport in Las Vegas. The Transportation Security Administration said Monday, April 27, that it found 58 guns at checkpoints from March 22 to April 22, compared with 346 guns over the same stretch last year. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

As fewer people fly, rate of guns found in bags by TSA jumps

Apr. 27, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

With far fewer people flying because of travel restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic, airport security screeners are naturally finding fewer guns in carry-on baggage. But the ratio of guns to passengers seeking to board airplanes has jumped sharply. The Transportation Security Administration said Monday...

Woman found with gun at Logan Airport security checkpoint

Apr. 20, 2020 12:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Florida woman was caught with a handgun in her luggage at Boston's Logan International Airport on Sunday, the Transportation Security Administration said in a statement Monday. A TSA officer stopped the woman when the gun as well as four loose bullets were spotted as her belongings entered...

Man dies after fight with deputies at Florida airport

Apr. 10, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A man died shortly after a confrontation with deputies at a Florida airport, officials said. Kevon Todd, 29, was pronounced dead Thursday morning at a Fort Lauderdale hospital, according to a Broward County Sheriff's Office news release. Deputies at the Fort...