Stories tagged: federal aviation administration
UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019
A former Air Force pilot and Delta Air Lines executive was confirmed Wednesday by the Senate to lead the Federal Aviation Administration after overcoming opposition from Democrats who claim that …
Sat., July 13, 2019
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 …
Tue., June 11, 2019
The pilot killed Monday when his helicopter slammed into the roof of a New York City skyscraper was not authorized to fly in limited visibility, according to his pilot certification, …
UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019
Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration are nearing completion of a long-awaited software and training overhaul for the 737 Max 8 commercial jetliner’s flight control systems, both organizations confirmed Saturday.
Wed., Feb. 27, 2019
Southwest Airlines has been approved to offer flights between California and Hawaii, the FAA said Wednesday.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018
One man is still in the hospital after a small single-engine airplane crashed near Cheney on Saturday morning.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018
A plane piloted by a student that crashed near Deer Park in mid July, killing all three occupants, is believed to have broken up in midair before slamming into an …
UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 …