Latest Federal Aviation Administration News

2 jets approaching Boston airport report green laser lights

Nov. 14, 2019 1:08 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Federal aviation authorities say two commercial flights approaching Boston’s airport reported a green laser being aimed at their planes. The Federal Aviation Administration told The Boston Globe in statement that both incidents occurred within an hour of each other on Wednesday night...

Safety officials probing records of work on Southwest jets

Nov. 11, 2019 5:58 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines says it will speed up inspections of dozens of used planes it bought from foreign airlines after federal regulators threatened to ground the jets because they might not meet all safety standards. The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday that Southwest agreed to...

Boeing details steps needed to get grounded Max jet flying

Nov. 11, 2019 1:04 PM EST

Boeing hopes to resume deliveries of its 737 Max jet to airlines in December and win regulatory approval to restart commercial service with the plane in January. Boeing shares rose in midday trading Monday. The company spelled out several steps that it needs to complete before the grounded plane can carry...

Correction: Floatplane Crash-Report story

Nov. 9, 2019 4:48 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — In a story Nov. 8 about a federal report of a floatplane crash in Alaska, The Associated Press reported erroneously the crash location and origination point of the flight in July 2018. The flight originated from Noyes Island and crashed on Mount Jumbo, about 9 miles east of...

Morgantown gets OK to extend airport runway

Nov. 8, 2019 4:12 AM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Morgantown Municipal Airport's long-awaited runway extension project is expected to begin next fall. Officials of the West Virginia city on Thursday announced the Federal Aviation Administration signed off on the extension earlier this month after five years of back-and-forth with...

Grounded Boeing jet hits another pothole in path to return

Nov. 6, 2019 6:02 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Regulators are asking Boeing to revise documentation of its proposed fixes to software on the 737 Max jet, and the company said Wednesday that it is too early to know whether the request will further delay the return of the grounded plane. Boeing says it is in the final stages of making fixes...

American Airlines CEO upbeat about return of Boeing Max jets

Nov. 6, 2019 1:11 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines CEO Doug Parker says his airline is feeling more confident that its grounded Boeing 737 Max jets will soon be approved to fly again. Boeing expects the Federal Aviation Administration to approve the plane's return to service by year-end, and Parker says that sounds like a...

Trump expected to attend LSU-Alabama football game

Nov. 4, 2019 10:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to attend Saturday's college football matchup between the two highest-ranked teams in the nation, Louisiana State University and the University of Alabama. The Federal Aviation Administration is advising that Trump will travel to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, for...

Officials: Pilot dies after small plane crashes in cemetery

Nov. 4, 2019 6:08 PM EST

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Officials say a pilot has died after a small plane crashed in a Massachusetts cemetery. Peter Knudson, a spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board, tells the Boston Globe the pilot of a Cessna 150 that crashed Monday at the Rural Cemetery in New Bedford has died. The...

Helicopter accident at airport probed; no injuries reported

Nov. 4, 2019 12:34 PM EST

SMOKETOWN, Pa. (AP) — Federal aviation authorities will try to find out what caused a helicopter to roll over onto its side after landing at a Pennsylvania airport. No injuries were reported. The Federal Aviation Administration says the Robinson R22 helicopter rolled onto its side and into the grass after...