Jul 29, 2015

FAA probing case of jetliner that nearly ran out of fuel

Federal officials are investigating why an Allegiant Air passenger jet nearly ran out of fuel before landing at an airport that was temporarily closed to most traffic. Allegiant said Tuesday it is cooperating with the Federal Aviation Administration’s investigation of the incident. The Allegiant ...

Glitch grounds United flights, snarls airports

Jul 9, 2015

Glitch grounds United flights, snarls airports

Hundreds of United Airlines flights were delayed Wednesday after the airline experienced computer problems for the second time in just over a month. A White House spokesman said President Barack Obama was briefed on the glitch and that it appeared unrelated to an outage ...

SkyWest cabin pressure emergency spurs FAA probe

Apr 23, 2015

SkyWest cabin pressure emergency spurs FAA probe

U.S. investigators are looking into why a SkyWest Inc. airplane with 75 passengers was forced to make an emergency landing in Buffalo, New York, on Wednesday. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement that the flight crew reported a pressurization problem and declared ...

Mar 25, 2015

Amazon blasts U.S. agency for slowness on drone regulation

E-commerce power Amazon.com blasted federal regulators on Tuesday for being slow to approve commercial drone testing, saying the United States is falling behind other countries in the potentially lucrative area of unmanned aviation technology. Less than a week after the Federal Aviation Administration gave ...

Mar 25, 2015

FAA streamlines approval for some commercial drone use

U.S. aviation regulators on Tuesday unveiled a new policy to speed up approval for the use of commercial drones in the United States under certain conditions. The Federal Aviation Administration, in a move first reported by Reuters last week, said it would award “blanket” ...

With first regulations, skies open for U.S. drone flights

Feb 16, 2015

With first regulations, skies open for U.S. drone flights

President Barack Obama’s administration took the first step to opening the skies above the U.S. to widespread civilian drone flights while proposing strict limits on commercial operations and privacy rules for those flown by government agencies. The Federal Aviation Administration on Sunday unveiled a ...

Jan 23, 2015

NTSB: Planes should have technologies so they can be found

After incidents in which airliners vanished, U.S. accident investigators recommended Thursday that all passenger planes making long flights over water carry improved technology that will allow them to be found more readily in the event of a crash. Responding in part to the disappearance ...

Jan 8, 2015

U.S. to require airlines use safety data to prevent accidents

New U.S. government rules announced Wednesday will require airlines to collect and analyze safety data in an effort to spot troubling trends and help prevent accidents. The Federal Aviation Administration said the causes of 123 accidents between 2001 and 2010 could have been identified ...