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 ...

Sep 29, 2014

Senator to seek probe of Chicago air center sabotage

A U.S. senator said Sunday that he will seek an investigation into how a contract employee was able to sabotage a regional control center and bring Chicago’s two international airports to a halt. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois told The Associated Press that he ...

Jul 23, 2014

FAA bars U.S. airlines from Israel for 24 hours amid Gaza crisis

The Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. airlines Tuesday from flying to and from Israel for at least 24 hours amid safety concerns sparked by the ongoing crisis in Gaza. The FAA said its prohibition applied only to U.S. air carriers, and that “updated instructions” ...

Jul 18, 2014

Delta stops routing flights through Ukrainian airspace

U.S. carrier Delta Air Lines said Thursday it was no longer sending flights through Ukrainian airspace after the crash of a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane in rebel-held eastern Ukraine. “Out of an abundance of caution, Delta is not routing flights through Ukrainian airspace and ...

FAA: Boeing fix won't end 787 grounding fast

Mar 1, 2013

FAA: Boeing fix won't end 787 grounding fast

Boeing Co.’s proposal to get the 787 Dreamliner back in the skies, while comprehensive, will require extensive testing even if approved before regulators end the plane’s grounding, the top U.S. aviation official said. Federal Aviation Administrator Michael Huerta on Wednesday wouldn’t speculate when the ...