Latest Federal Aviation Administration News

Jorge Hernandez, of Milwaukee, tries to cover his face from the cold while walking along West Kilbourn Avenue in Milwaukee, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. While snow is expected Friday, breezy and cold conditions return on Sunday and Monday, with wind chills of minus 10 to minus 15 Fahrenheit across the region, according to the National Weather Service office in Sullivan. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Chicago flights halted; plane slides off Kansas City taxiway

Jan. 17, 2020 11:20 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration halted all flights in and out of Chicago's O'Hare Airport for hours Friday night due to a sprawling winter storm, which forced the closure of schools, universities and government offices as it moved across large sections of the Midwest. The FAA lifted the...

Heavy traffic is seen on Eisenhower Expressway in Chicago, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Hundreds of flights were canceled as a winter storm hits the city during evening commute Friday, creating a sloppy rush hour. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Heavy snow forces ground stop at O'Hare, snarls air traffic

Jan. 17, 2020 11:14 PM EST

A winter storm that swept across northern Illinois forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights Friday at Chicago’s two major airports and prompted the Federal Aviation Administration to halt operations at O’Hare International Airport late Friday The FAA attributed the ground stop due to the snow...

Attorney Gloria Allred, lower left, listens as one of four Park Avenue Elementary School teachers talks about her experiences when a Delta Airlines jet dumped fuel over their school Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at a Los Angeles news conference Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. The four plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Delta - Lisette Barajas, Laura Guzman, Mariana De La Torre and Anabel Samperio - appeared at the news conference but declined to be identified individually when they spoke. The teachers plan to file a lawsuit after a commercial airliner with engine trouble dumped jet fuel over a densely populated area. (AP Photo/Stefanie Dazio)

California teachers sue after jetliner dumps fuel on schools

Jan. 17, 2020 11:05 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four teachers from a Los Angeles-area school sued Delta Air Lines on Friday, saying they were exposed to jet fuel when a plane with engine trouble dumped its fuel over a densely populated area, including several schools, while making an emergency return to the airport. At a news...

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2019, file photo, a worker looks up underneath a Boeing 737 MAX jet, in Renton, Wash. Boeing has found a new software problem on its grounded 737 Max jetliner. The aircraft maker said, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, it is making the necessary changes and working with the Federal Aviation Administration. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Boeing is working on a new software issue on the 737 Max

Jan. 17, 2020 4:59 PM EST

Boeing is working to fix a newly discovered problem with software powering up on the 737 Max, adding to the list of tasks the aircraft maker faces to get the grounded plane back in the air. Boeing said Friday it has told the Federal Aviation Administration about the issue. “We are making necessary updates...

Runway project totaling $62M planned at Cheyenne airport

Jan. 17, 2020 2:02 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A $62 million repair project is in the works for the runways at Cheyenne Regional Airport. The work will happen in phases over several years and could stretch into 2025. The Federal Aviation Administration will contribute $39.5 million for the project and Air National Guard $18...

FILE - In this May 8, 2019, file photo a Boeing 737 MAX 8, being built for American Airlines, is partially obscured by the engine wash as it takes-off on a test flight in Renton, Wash. A government committee reviewing how the Federal Aviation Administration certifies new passenger planes for flight has determined that the system is safe and effective but small changes need to be made. The committee was appointed by Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao in April after two deadly crashes involving Boeing's 737 Max. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Panel finds FAA followed procedures in approving Boeing Max

Jan. 16, 2020 7:04 PM EST

A government advisory committee has concluded that federal regulators followed established procedures when they certified the Boeing 737 Max and did not delegate too much safety analysis for the plane to Boeing. In a report Thursday, the panel said the FAA correctly treated the Max as an update to older 737s and...

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2019, file photo workers walk near a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Max airplane parked at Renton Municipal Airport in Renton, Wash. Southwest Airlines said Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, that it has taken the grounded Boeing 737 Max out of its schedule until early June and is dropping more than 8% of its planned flights as a result. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Southwest joins rivals in again delaying Boeing jet's return

Jan. 16, 2020 2:56 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines said Thursday it has taken the grounded Boeing 737 Max out of its schedule until early June and is dropping more than 8% of its planned flights as a result. With the moves, Southwest joined rivals in acknowledging that the plane won't be ready before the start of the peak...

Emergency crews look through the debris from a small plane that crashed in a Roy, Utah, residential neighborhood, narrowly missing townhouses in the area, on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. Roy police Sgt. Matthew Gwynn said the 64-year-old pilot was making a short flight from Bountiful to Ogden in a twin-engine Cessna Wednesday but crashed in the city of Roy about 30 miles north of Salt Lake City.  (Steve Griffin/The Deseret News via AP)

Small plane crashes in Utah neighborhood, killing pilot

Jan. 16, 2020 12:00 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A small plane crashed Wednesday in a Utah neighborhood, killing the pilot as the aircraft narrowly avoided hitting any townhomes, authorities said. The 64-year-old pilot who died in the crash was identified as David Goode, according to the Roy City Police Department. The twin-engine...

In this photo from video, Delta Air Lines Flight 89 to Shanghai, China dumps fuel over Los Angeles before returning to Los Angeles International Airport for an emergency landing Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Fire officials say fuel apparently dumped by the aircraft returning to LAX fell onto an elementary school playground. A fire department tweet says firefighters are assessing

Aviation experts puzzled after airliner dumps fuel over city

Jan. 15, 2020 7:25 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some aviation experts said Wednesday that they were puzzled after the crew of a commercial airliner decided to dump fuel at low altitude during an emergency landing, causing a vapor to fall on schoolyards and neighborhoods east of Los Angeles International Airport. “No one is...

Alabama's largest airport records busiest year in a decade

Jan. 15, 2020 12:02 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Federal Aviation Administration data shows 2018 was the busiest year on record for Alabama's largest airport. More people boarded flights at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth in 2018 than in any year since 2008, according to the latest data available from the federal agency. About 1.46...