Stories tagged: faa
MONDAY, FEB. 13, 2017, 1:04 P.M.
Documents show safety issues led to major fine for Boeing
Newly released documents show that Boeing paid $12 million in late 2015 to settle Federal Aviation Administration investigations into safety issues.
UPDATED: FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 2:06 P.M.
Idaho drone operator sees sales triple as focus widens
A North Idaho operator of unmanned aircraft systems tripled its sales in 2016 as it widened its focus beyond precision agriculture. Empire Unmanned, based in Hayden, experienced “tremendous growth” in …
FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2016, 7:59 P.M.
Drone sales soaring this Christmas, capping a record year for the industry
Still looking for that perfect Christmas gift? It’s not too late to buy a drone, the gift that 1 in 5 people say they’d like to receive and that 1.2 …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 10:29 A.M.
SpaceX delays launch to January after fireball grounding
SpaceX plans to launch several Iridium communications satellites into space in early January, delaying its return to flight after a Sept. 1 fireball destroyed a Falcon 9 rocket on a …
FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2016, 12:06 P.M.
FAA orders Boeing 787 safety fix: Reboot power once in a while
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing a rule requiring urgent attention by operators of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner to avoid the possibility all three computer modules that manage the jet’s …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016, 10:24 A.M.
FAA investigating Boise Airport air traffic control incident
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after air traffic controllers went silent for 20 minutes at the Boise Airport.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 3, 2016, 10:43 P.M.
Fly me to the moon: Feds OK private firm’s lunar flight plan
The federal government for the first time has given permission to a private Florida company to fly a spaceship beyond Earth’s orbit and land on the moon.
MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016
Getting There: Spokane International Airport weather observers avoid cut
The FAA funding bill stops the termination of human weather observers at Spokane International Airport.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016, 1:47 P.M.
Congress passes aviation bill to close airport security gaps
Congress passed an aviation bill Wednesday that attempts to close gaps in airport security and shorten screening lines, but leaves thornier issues unresolved.
MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016, 8:19 A.M.
Dad, son fight FAA over gun-firing, flame-throwing drones
The Federal Aviation Administration and a Connecticut father and son are headed for a court showdown over whether the agency can force them to disclose information about drones shown in …
TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016, 2:35 P.M.
White House clears small, commercial drones for takeoff
Routine use of small drones by real estate agents, farmers, filmmakers and countless other commercial operators was cleared for takeoff by the Obama administration Tuesday, after years of struggling to …
THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016, 4:46 P.M.
FAA trying to cut weather observation jobs at Spokane airport
The FAA wants to cut weather observer jobs at the Spokane airport, but airport officials fighting against it amid safety concerns.
FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016, 6:50 A.M.
FAA begins early inspection of Allegiant Air operations
Federal safety officials are reviewing operations at Allegiant Air two years ahead of schedule, spurred by incidents including an aborted takeoff and a plane that landed low on fuel.
FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016, 12:58 P.M.
Woodland plane crash victim ID’d as Renton man
The person who died in a plane crash at Woodland State Airport Thursday afternoon was identified as a Renton, Washington, man.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016, 6:42 P.M.
Anchorage fire chief: 4 dead in fiery Alaska airplane crash
The bodies of four people killed when a small airplane crashed Wednesday and burst into flames have been recovered from a heavily wooded area north of Anchorage, officials said.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016, 5:08 P.M.
FAA grounds Trump’s business jet for expired registration
The top speed of Donald Trump’s business jet? Currently 0 mph. The billionaire GOP candidate’s 750 Citation X – in use lately to travel to campaign events – is grounded …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016, 8 P.M.
FAA writing rules for commercial drone flights over people
Federal aviation officials said Wednesday they will work quickly on regulations that would permit small, commercial drones to fly over people and crowds.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 3, 2016, 9:26 A.M.
Lawmakers propose bill to privatize air traffic control
Responsibility for the nation’s air traffic control operations would shift from the government to a private, nonprofit corporation, under legislation introduced Wednesday.
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, NOV. 4, 2015, 3:26 P.M.
Flights into San Diego resume after shooter taken into custody
SAN DIEGO (AP) – Flights have been barred from landing at the San Diego airport due to nearby active shooter, according to the FAA. Police say a man was firing …
THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015
Idaho company contracts drone service to farmers
WILDER, Idaho – It looked like a hawk circling Bitner Vineyards on Wednesday evening, but the low buzzing sound gave it away as something more mechanical. The mechanical creature created …
MONDAY, DEC. 30, 2013, 9:39 A.M.
Washington passed over for FAA drone test site
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration announced six states on Monday that will develop test sites for drones, a critical next step for the march of the unmanned …
SUNDAY, DEC. 15, 2013
Agriculture a promising market for drones
PORTLAND – Idaho farmer Robert Blair isn’t waiting around for federal aviation officials to work out rules for drones. He and a friend built their own, outfitting it with cameras …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 15, 2013
WSU will lead jet biofuel research
Washington State University has been picked as a co-leader for the nation’s new center of excellence for jet biofuel research, Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., announced Friday morning at WSU Tri-Cities. …
SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2013
Drones won’t be used to fight fires
SEATTLE – As the dry weather sets in and the wildfire season beckons, Washington state won’t have an aerial drone to help combat the expected blazes. Earlier this year, the …
TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013, 5:16 P.M.
Cargo pilot who overshot Spokane airport convicted of flying while intoxicated
A cargo pilot who overshot the Spokane airport by 50 miles last year, then lined up on the wrong runway during his approach, has been convicted in federal court of …
MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013
Getting There: Cuts will likely bring air travel delays
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray last week said summer travel delays are likely at the nation’s airports as a result of congressionally ordered budget cuts at the Federal Aviation Administration. FAA …
SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2013
Felts Field will lose air traffic controllers
The Federal Aviation Administration has affirmed a decision earlier this month to close air traffic control operations at Felts Field and other small airports around the country beginning April 7. …
SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2013
Local air traffic operations face cuts
Federal budget cuts that went into effect last week could result in closure of the Felts Field air traffic control tower and elimination of the tower night shift at Spokane …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2011, 8:04 A.M.
FAA issues rules to prevent tired airline pilots
Rules aimed at preventing airline pilots from flying while dangerously fatigued were issued today by the Federal Aviation Administration, a move safety advocates have been urging for more than two …
THURSDAY, AUG. 4, 2011
FAA dispute jeopardizes airport projects in Spokane, CdA
Inland Northwest airports may have major construction projects knocked off track by a congressional fight over the Federal Aviation Administration. A $3.3 million grant to finish a runway reconstruction at …