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A panel of international aviation regulators found that Boeing withheld key information about the 737 Max 8 from pilots and regulators, and the Federal Aviation Administration lacked the expertise to understand an automated flight system implicated in two deadly crashes of Max 8 jets.
Federal investigators say some safety inspectors who helped set pilot-training standards for the Boeing 737 Max 8 were unqualified and the Federal Aviation Administration seemed to mislead Congress about their competency.
The nation’s top aviation regulator tested new flight-control software for the Boeing 737 Max in a simulator on Thursday and gave it a favorable review.
A pilot flying a small plane was forced to make an emergency landing on Idaho State Highway 97 on Thursday.
Earl Hauser, a longtime Hauser Lake pilot, was honored with a pair of awards for 50 blemish-free years as an active pilot and an aircraft mechanic, a combination of experience rarely seen in the world of general aviation.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating safety questions at Delta that stem from the tenure of the former Delta executive nominated to lead FAA.
A single-engine plane crashed into a North Carolina home, killing the pilot and someone inside the house, authorities said. Another person in the house was seriously hurt.
Boeing’s 737 Max aircraft, grounded since March after two fatal crashes in five months, should be back in the air by December, a top U.S. regulator said. It’s not possible to give an exact date as work progresses on safety fixes to the aircraft, Ali Bahrami, the Federal Aviation Administration’s associate administrator for aviation safety, said in an interview Wednesday at a conference in Cologne, Germany.
Two key lawmakers said Friday that Boeing planned to delay fixing a nonworking safety alert on its 737 Max aircraft for three years and sped up the process only after the first of two deadly crashes involving Max planes last October.
The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a statement alerting airlines and international aviation regulators that certain wing parts on more than 300 Boeing 737s may have been improperly manufactured and must be replaced within 10 days.
The acting chief of the Federal Aviation Administration defended his agency’s safety certification of the Boeing 737 MAX jetliner, the plane involved in two deadly crashes, and the FAA’s decision not to ground the jet until other regulators around the world had already done so.
Safety regulators say Boeing needs more time to make changes in an anti-stall systems suspected in two deadly crashes.
Under fire from lawmakers on Capitol Hill over the two deadly Boeing crashes, the head of the Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday defended the FAA’s practice of relying on aircraft makers to help certify their own planes for flight.
A pioneering use of drones to fly blood samples across a North Carolina hospital campus launched Tuesday in the latest move to expand their roles in business and health care.
Acting Federal Aviation Administration chief Daniel Elwell will tell a Senate hearing Wednesday that “Boeing submitted … to the FAA for certification” its proposed flight-control software enhancement for the 737 MAX 8 on Jan. 21, according to a copy of his prepared remarks obtained by The Seattle Times.
The relationship between Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration, which has set the global standard in aviation safety for decades, will come under unprecedented scrutiny this week after two deadly airline crashes.
Boeing has spent decades building deep ties across Washington, D.C. The aircraft-making giant reported spending $15 million lobbying Congress, the FAA and other federal agencies last year, and it has hired outside lobbyists to push the oversight delegation issue, according to disclosures filed with the Senate.
President Donald Trump is announcing the nomination of a permanent administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration as the agency faces new scrutiny over its oversight of industry in the wake of a pair of deadly crashes involving a new Boeing aircraft.
For more than six decades, the Federal Aviation Administration has relied on employees of airplane manufacturers to do government-required safety inspections as planes are being designed or assembled.
We should not allow the private sector to control the security of our critical air traffic control system without fully understanding the risks.