MRJ to undergo certification testing in Washington state

Aug 16, 2016

MRJ to undergo certification testing in Washington state

A new passenger jet being developed by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. is set to fly to the United States for the first time this month for certification tests, company officials said Monday. Japan’s first domestically produced jet, dubbed Mitsubishi Regional Jet, is expected to make ...

Alabama crash of plane with engine trouble claims all six aboard

Aug 15, 2016

Alabama crash of plane with engine trouble claims all six aboard

Six people died when a small aircraft flying from central Florida to Oxford, Mississippi, developed engine problems and crashed Sunday morning while trying to land in Alabama, authorities said. A pilot issued a distress signal around 11:10 a.m. Sunday, and the aircraft went down ...

FAA ignored its own, rejected NTSB's safety recommendations on balloon tours

Aug 3, 2016

FAA ignored its own, rejected NTSB's safety recommendations on balloon tours

An internal Federal Aviation Administration report more than three years ago urged greater safety oversight of the hot air balloon tour industry, but agency officials ignored the warning and later rejected similar recommendations from a federal accident investigations board. The November 2012 report, written ...

Aug 2, 2016

FAA grants Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket operating license

Virgin Galactic says it has received an operating license for its space tourism rocket from the Federal Aviation Administration. Virgin Galactic says the operating license awarded by the FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation will ultimately permit commercial operations. The company said Monday the ...

FAA given recommendations, terms for commercial drone flights

Apr 4, 2016

FAA given recommendations, terms for commercial drone flights

A government-sponsored committee is recommending standards that could clear the way for commercial drone flights over populated areas and help speed the introduction of package delivery drones and other uses not yet possible, The Associated Press has learned. The Federal Aviation Administration currently prohibits ...