Stories tagged: Federal Aviation Administration
UPDATED: Mon., July 16, 2018, 11:15 p.m.
Two men, each of whom had a wife expecting a child, were among the three people who died Friday morning in a plane crash near Deer Park, according to online …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 7:36 p.m.
A 20-year-old Pasco man is facing a charge of reckless endangerment for crashing his drone on the roof of the Space Needle on New Year’s Eve.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 7:44 p.m.
The Federal Aviation Administration is banning drone flights within 400 feet of several national landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty and Mount Rushmore.
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 4:53 p.m.
More than 30,000 people – no one is quite sure of the exact number – would be shifted into a private, nonprofit corporation responsible for directing and modernizing the movement …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 4:03 p.m.
Flights arriving at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport are being delayed because of low visibility caused by wildfire smoke in the area, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017, 3:25 p.m.
Federal Aviation Administration documents show that a central Idaho airport being built by actor Bruce Willis will be larger and busier than officials originally expected.
Mon., Feb. 13, 2017, 1:04 p.m.
Newly released documents show that Boeing paid $12 million in late 2015 to settle Federal Aviation Administration investigations into safety issues.
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 10:37 a.m.
Unmanned aircraft are transforming natural resource management in the West. Industry officials expect the use of drones to accelerate after the Federal Aviation Administration relaxes the rules for who can …
Wed., Aug. 3, 2016, 10:43 p.m.
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.
Tue., June 21, 2016, 2:35 p.m.
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 …
Mon., June 6, 2016, 3 p.m.
Authorities in northern Idaho say a crop duster pilot died Monday morning after his plane struck power lines and crashed into some trees.
Fri., April 29, 2016, 6:50 a.m.
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.
Fri., April 22, 2016, 12:58 p.m.
The person who died in a plane crash at Woodland State Airport Thursday afternoon was identified as a Renton, Washington, man.
Wed., April 20, 2016, 6:42 p.m.
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.
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 9:26 a.m.
Responsibility for the nation’s air traffic control operations would shift from the government to a private, nonprofit corporation, under legislation introduced Wednesday.
Sun., May 31, 2015
PENDLETON, Ore. – U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden is asking officials to update Air Force radar in Fossil, Oregon, because the current system is outdated and preventing the generation of nearly …
Sun., Feb. 15, 2015, 4:30 p.m.
The government proposed long-awaited rules Sunday to usher in an era of commercial drones zipping through U.S. skies, but packages from these unmanned aircraft won’t be landing on your doorstep …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 6, 2015, 9:41 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday issued permits to use drones to monitor crops and photograph properties for sale, marking the first time permission has been granted to …
Thu., July 17, 2014
With a nasty wildfire season at hand, Washington can now send in backup without further endangering firefighting crews on the ground. The Federal Aviation Administration approved the state to operate …
Thu., May 22, 2014, 9:39 a.m.
The government failed to properly test the Boeing 787’s lithium-ion batteries and relied too much on Boeing for technical expertise, a new report says.
Thu., Oct. 31, 2013, 7:45 a.m.
The Federal Aviation Administration says airlines can allow passengers to use the devices during takeoffs and landings on planes that meet certain criteria for protecting aircraft systems from electronic interference.
Sat., May 11, 2013
The air traffic control tower at Felts Field will not be closed by budget cuts but will remain open through September, the U.S. Department of Transportation said Friday. The department …
Fri., April 26, 2013
Washington is vying to become one of six test sites for unmanned aircraft called drones. A proposal by a dozen Washington groups calls for the test site to be headquartered …
Sat., Sept. 8, 2012, 6 p.m.
Federal aviation authorities are investigating a helicopter accident that occurred Friday in Newman Lake.
Tue., Feb. 7, 2012
Approval Monday of legislation to reauthorize spending by the Federal Aviation Administration is expected to bring more than $40 million in investment for Spokane International Airport and Felts Field over …
Fri., Aug. 5, 2011, 8:02 a.m.
The Senate approved legislation today ending a two-week partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration, clearing the way for thousands of employees to return to work and hundreds of airport …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 4, 2011, 2:44 p.m.
Congress has reached a bipartisan compromise to end the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration that has left 74,000 transportation and construction workers idled, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid …
Sun., July 10, 2011
A single-engine airplane that took off Friday from an airstrip north of Spokane crashed in Western Washington, killing two people aboard, authorities confirmed Saturday. The deceased are believed to be …
Sat., Feb. 26, 2011, 1 a.m.
There apparently is only one federal air traffic control tower named for anyone, and Spokane has it. By act of Congress, the tower at Spokane International Airport was named for …
Mon., Feb. 21, 2011
The U.S. Senate’s newly passed bill to modernize airports is being hailed a jobs measure that could create 2,200 jobs in Spokane County over six years. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., …