Stories tagged: faa
Thu., June 21, 2018, 3:46 p.m.
FAA faces scrutiny over how it handled concerns about Southwest operations before Flight 1380 tragedy
A federal watchdog is investigating the Federal Aviation Administration’s oversight of Southwest Airlines after a hotline complaint about operational issues at the airline and the engine failure incident on Flight …
Fri., June 1, 2018, 12:57 p.m.
The start of commercial air service at Paine Field, which was expected to begin this fall with completion of a passenger terminal, could be delayed by renewed Federal Aviation Administration …
UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 10:16 p.m.
The company developing a rare privately run commercial U.S. airport terminal near Seattle sold $50 million in bonds earlier this year to finance construction, according to data obtained by the …
Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 6 a.m.
This winter, airports have more to worry about than just snowy weather and slick runways. There’s a new source of anxiety waiting under the Christmas tree: drones.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 9:13 a.m.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating two separate incidences of lasers being flashed at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport pilots.
UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Every day, tens of thousands of U.S. airline passengers settle into their seats, lower the window shades and reach up to twist the air vents without the benefit of something …
UPDATED: Sun., July 2, 2017, 6:43 p.m.
A man accused of flying a drone over a major Arizona wildfire posted the aerial photos on his website, authorities said Saturday, leading to his arrest for hampering firefighting efforts …
UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 7:15 p.m.
The Senate on Thursday ignored President Trump’s desire to lop more than 30,000 workers from the federal payroll, approving legislation that protects the Federal Aviation Administration from being split in …
Mon., June 5, 2017, 11:43 a.m.
The White House on Monday formally endorsed a plan to spin off more than 30,000 federal workers into a private nonprofit corporation, separating the nation’s air traffic controllers and those …
UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017, 2:08 p.m.
An American Airlines plane veered off of a runway at the San Antonio airport during takeoff on Saturday morning and got stuck in the mud, authorities said.
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 11 p.m.
A proposal to turn air traffic control over to the private sector would put Spokane International Airport at risk of reduced staffing and higher fees, airport CEO Larry Krauter said …
Fri., March 24, 2017, 7:40 p.m.
Actor Harrison Ford said he was distracted and concerned about turbulence from another aircraft last month when he mistakenly landed on a taxiway at a Southern California airport after flying …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
The move to privatize more than 30,000 Federal Aviation Administration workers who direct airplanes in flight and are responsible for a $35.8 billion modernization program continued to gather momentum this …
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.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 2:06 p.m.
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 …
Fri., Dec. 23, 2016, 7:59 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 10:29 a.m.
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 …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 12:06 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 10:24 a.m.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after air traffic controllers went silent for 20 minutes at the Boise Airport.
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.
Mon., July 18, 2016
The FAA funding bill stops the termination of human weather observers at Spokane International Airport.
Wed., July 13, 2016, 1:47 p.m.
Congress passed an aviation bill Wednesday that attempts to close gaps in airport security and shorten screening lines, but leaves thornier issues unresolved.
Mon., July 4, 2016, 8:19 a.m.
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 …
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 …
Thu., May 26, 2016, 4:46 p.m.
The FAA wants to cut weather observer jobs at the Spokane airport, but airport officials fighting against it amid safety concerns.
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., April 20, 2016, 5:08 p.m.
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 …
Wed., April 6, 2016, 8 p.m.
Federal aviation officials said Wednesday they will work quickly on regulations that would permit small, commercial drones to fly over people and crowds.