Latest Federal Aviation Administration News

FAA seeks to fine Boeing $3.9 million for faulty jet parts

Dec. 6, 2019 6:38 PM EST

Safety regulators want to fine Boeing $3.9 million, saying that the company installed wing parts on 133 planes even though it knew the parts were faulty. Boeing said Friday that all the affected planes in use have been inspected and fixed. A spokesman said the company is not aware of any incidents involving the...

Former FAA inspector gets 6 years for bribery, fraud scheme

Dec. 5, 2019 5:43 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A former Federal Aviation Administration safety inspector in South Florida was sentenced Thursday to six years and three months in prison for his part in a bribery and fraud scheme. A federal jury in Miami found Manuel Fernandez, 42, guilty in June of 21 criminal counts, including bribery,...

Boeing tries to reassure airline industry leaders about Max

Dec. 5, 2019 5:02 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Boeing is reassuring airline industry leaders about the safety of the grounded 737 Max as it continues working to get the plane back in service. The aircraft maker invited about 30 union officials, safety experts and others to the Seattle area for two days of meetings with Boeing executives...

Boeing chief engineer who defended Max airliner is retiring

Dec. 4, 2019 8:25 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Boeing engineer who has played a key role in the company's response to the grounding of the 737 Max is retiring. Boeing said Wednesday that John Hamilton planned to retire last year as chief engineer of commercial airplanes, but he stayed on to help get the Max back into service. ...

Lawmakers will quiz new FAA chief over review of Boeing jet

Dec. 2, 2019 8:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Federal Aviation Administration will face questions next week from a congressional panel about the agency’s review of the Boeing 737 Max, which has been grounded since two crashes that killed 346 people. The House Transportation Committee said Monday that FAA...

Officials: 3 dead after small plane crash in San Antonio

Dec. 2, 2019 7:00 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Officials say three people were killed when a single-engine plane crashed while attempting to land at San Antonio International Airport. San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood says the plane went down around 6:30 p.m. Sunday in a commercial district about a mile west of the airport. Hood...

Evacuation slide falls from jet, lands in yard; no one hurt

Dec. 2, 2019 2:20 PM EST

MILTON, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say no one was hurt when an evacuation slide fell from a jetliner into the yard of a suburban Boston home. A Delta Air Lines spokeswoman tells the Boston Herald that the uninflated slide fell from a flight from Paris to Boston around noon Sunday. The Federal Aviation...

The Latest: Airports hit in stormy California

Nov. 27, 2019 12:21 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on the wintry weather in the U.S. (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Stormy weather and a power outage have affected two Northern California airports as a storm hits the region. KPIX-TV says the Federal Aviation Administration imposed a ground delay at San Francisco International Airport...

FAA says it will handle all approvals for new Max jets

Nov. 26, 2019 8:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal safety regulators indicated Tuesday that they will keep full control over approvals of each new Boeing 737 Max built since the planes were grounded in March, rather than delegating some of the work to Boeing employees. The Federal Aviation Administration said it told Boeing on...

Boston-to-LA flight makes emergency landing in central NY

Nov. 22, 2019 9:54 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A plane bound from Boston to Los Angeles has made an emergency landing in Syracuse, New York, after reporting a possible engine problem. The Federal Aviation Administration says in a statement that Delta Flight 2531 landed safely around 7:30 p.m. Friday at Syracuse Hancock...