Latest Federal Aviation Administration News

Users of pilot-alert system that failed report new delays

Jan. 25, 2023 16:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some users of a system that sends messages to pilots reported delays on Wednesday, but federal officials said the problem was not affecting flights. It is the same pilot-alerting system that broke down spectacularly earlier this month, leading the Federal Aviation...

Single-engine plane crashes in suburban New York; 2 dead

Jan. 20, 2023 12:58 PM EST

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A small plane crashed near a suburban New York airport, killing the pilot and his passenger, both from the Cleveland area, authorities said Friday. The single-engine Beechcraft A36 took off from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport just before...

Small plane vanishes near NY airport; search is ongoing

Jan. 19, 2023 20:38 PM EST

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A small plane disappeared while approaching a suburban New York airport Thursday evening, and a search was under way, authorities said. Preliminary information indicates the pilot of a single-engine Beechcraft A36 reported engine trouble about a mile (1.6...

Pilot killed in crash of small plane in central California

Jan. 18, 2023 19:08 PM EST

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — The pilot died when a small plane crashed shortly after takeoff Wednesday in central California, authorities said. The Cessna 414 with just one person aboard crashed around 2 p.m. near Modesto City-County Airport, according to the Federal Aviation...

US fines Virgin Atlantic $1 million for flights over Iraq

Jan. 18, 2023 12:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Transportation Department has fined British airline Virgin Atlantic up to $1.05 million for flying over restricted airspace in Iraq while operating flights in a partnership with Delta Air Lines. The federal agency said the flights occurred between...

4 Tennessee church members killed in Texas plane crash

Jan. 17, 2023 18:44 PM EST

YOAKUM, Texas (AP) — A small plane crashed Tuesday while approaching a Texas airport, killing four members of a Tennessee church and leaving the lead pastor injured, authorities and the church said. The single-engine Piper PA-46 crashed in an open field south of an airport in...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Jan. 17, 2023 07:46 AM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Jan. 15 The Washington Post on the handling of classified documents It will be up to the two special counsels to investigate and weigh the handling of secret documents by President Biden...

Buttigieg finds himself in the spotlight for better or worse

Jan. 16, 2023 19:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's transportation secretary usually holds one of the most public-facing roles in any presidential administration. A core aspect of the Cabinet job is to travel the country, doling out millions of public dollars and attending ribbon-cutting ceremonies for new bridges...

Agencies investigate averted plane crash at New York airport

Jan. 16, 2023 12:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Officials are investigating a close call at a New York airport Friday night between a plane that was crossing a runway and another that was preparing for takeoff. "(Expletive)! Delta 1943, cancel takeoff clearance! Delta 1943, cancel takeoff clearance!” an air...

Airlines back more spending, staff to fix failed FAA system

Jan. 13, 2023 22:06 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Airline executives bristled last year when government officials, led by Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, blamed the carriers for causing thousands of flight cancellations and mistreating their customers. The shoe is on the other foot now after a technology...