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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States is a national authority with powers to regulate all aspects of civil aviation. These include the construction and operation of airports, air traffic management, the certification of personnel and aircraft, and the protection of U.S. assets during the launch or re-entry of commercial space vehicles.

FAA issues approvals on landing at US airports where 5G is deployed – Foreign airlines restart flights

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The FAA issued new approvals Wednesday that allow an estimated 62 percent of the U.S. commercial fleet to perform low-visibility landings at airports where...

Boeing 737 MAX test pilot indicted for misleading the Federal Aviation Administration

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Two years after the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft were grounded, the US justice indicted a former Boeing chief technical pilot. He is accused of...

Deliveries of new Boeing 787 Dreamliners may remain halted until end-October

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Deliveries of Boeing 787 Dreamliners, which have been suspended since May, will likely remain halted until late October as the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration...

FAA grounds Virgin Galactic’s spaceship pending probe into Richard Branson’s flight

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Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo is grounded until the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) completes an investigation into the company’s test flight carrying Richard Branson. During...

FAA proposes $19,500 fines against two passengers for interfering with JetBlue flight attendants

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes civil penalties of $10,500 and $9,000 against two airline passengers for allegedly interfering with...

FAA proposes $14,500 penalty against passenger refusing to wear a mask on a JetBlue flight

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $14,500 civil penalty against an airline passenger for allegedly interfering with flight attendants...

FAA issues emergency Airworthiness Directive on Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engine after United Airlines incident in Denver

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The FAA issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD) (PDF) that requires U.S. operators of airplanes equipped with certain Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines to inspect these...

FAA tracks all Boeing 737 MAX flights around the world with ADS-B flight data provided by Aireon

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Under its agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Aireon is providing the agency with ADS-B flight data for all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft....

In the wake of the recent Capitol incidents, the US Federal Aviation Administration adopts stricter unruly passenger policy

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FAA Administrator Steve Dickson signed an order (PDF) directing a stricter legal enforcement policy against unruly airline passengers in the wake of recent, troubling incidents. The FAA...

FAA: Pilots and air traffic controllers may receive Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, with appropriate precaution (i.e. 48 hours off-duty)

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Following the Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Pfizer, Inc.’s COVID-19 vaccine, the FAA has determined that pilots may...

EASA lays out its proposed conditions (two more than FAA) for return to service of the Boeing 737 MAX

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The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published a Proposed Airworthiness Directive (PAD) concerning the Boeing 737 MAX for public consultation, signalling its intention to...

FAA lists Joe Biden’s home as ‘no-fly zone’ for security concerns

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US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has put the residence of presidential candidate Joe Biden under a temporary flight restriction. The ‘no-fly zone’ – which has...

U.S. DOT fines Emirates Airline $400,000 for operating JetBlue-codeshared flights over Iran

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On 1 October, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) fined Emirates Airline $400,000 (€340,712) for operating flights carrying the JetBlue Airways code in airspace...

World’s largest aircraft engine – the GE9X – achieves FAA certification

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GE Aviation announced today its GE9X world's largest aircraft engine has been certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authorities. "A key milestone...

After 18-month investigation, US House Committee on Transportation releases final report on 737 MAX, slamming Boeing and FAA

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From the Report: “The MAX crashes were… a horrific culmination of a series of faulty technical assumptions by Boeing’s engineers, a lack of transparency...

FAA imposes four changes to return Boeing 737 MAX to service

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More than one year after the two fatal Boeing 737 MAX crashes, the US Federal Aviation Administration is still not satisfied with the adjustments...

FAA orders inspection for nearly 2,000 grounded Boeing 737 (NG and Classic) aircraft

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The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has ordered inspections of around 2,000 Boeing 737 NGs and Classics that had not flown for at least...

U.S. FAA revises international safety rating for Pakistan

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that Pakistan has been assigned a Category 2 rating because it does not comply with International Civil...

Like the European Commission yesterday, the FAA is temporarily waiving the 80% slot-use requirement for airlines that cancel flights due to the Coronavirus

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FAA acts to help airlines affected by coronavirus cancellations The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is temporarily waiving minimum slot-use requirements at U.S....

Boeing discovers new software problem on the 737 MAX

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Boeing said on Friday it had discovered a new software error on its 737 MAX aircraft and that it had notified the US Federal...

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