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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 NOTAM prohibiting all U.S. carriers from flying over Iran; many other airlines follow suit

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a special NOTAM (NOtice To AirMen) warning pilots that flights are not permitted in the overwater area...

FAA: “Wheels and braking systems issues on Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner”

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today (6 June) issued an airworthiness directive (AD) after issues of wheels and braking systems on certain Boeing...

More than 300 Boeing 737 aircraft affected by improperly manufactured parts

Boeing has informed the FAA that certain 737NG and 737MAX leading edge slat tracks may have been improperly manufactured and may not meet all...

Low flights over Venezuela banned by FAA for U.S. air operators

The Federal Aviation Administration issued an order prohibiting U.S. air operators from flying below 26,000 feet in Venezuela’s airspace until further notice, citing...

Embraer E195-E2 granted certification by ANAC, FAA and EASA

At a ceremony held yesterday (15 April) at the Company's facilities in São José dos Campos, Embraer received the Type Certificate for the E195-E2...

Southwest Boeing 737 MAX 8 returns to Orlando after an engine problem

On 26 March, a one-year-old Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 (N8712L) departed Orlando Airport to Victorville, California. The aircraft, however, was forced to...

U.S. DOT asks Inspector General to audit on Boeing 737 MAX certification

The U.S. Department of Transportion (DOT) has asked the Office of Inspector General to proceed with an audit to "compile an objective and detailed...

FAA: “Boeing 737 MAX grounded at least until May”

Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 aircraft will remain grounded until at least May 2019, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has said. US Representative...

FAA orders temporary grounding of Boeing 737 MAX operated by U.S. airlines or on U.S. territory

U.S. aviation regulators have just grounded all Boeing 737 MAX aeroplanes, in a reversal from what they had said recently. pic.twitter.com/2qWkPuFDL6 — Donald J. Trump...

FAA affirms airworthiness of the Boeing 737 MAX

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today affirmed the Boeing 737 MAX airworthiness by issuing a CANIC, a Continued Airworthiness Notificiation to the International...

EASA and FAA certify long-range capability for the Airbus A321neo

Up to three Additional Centre Tanks (ACTs) are now certified on the A321neo, including for ETOPS operation; Paving the way for the A321neo...

Boeing KC-46 tanker programme completes FAA certification

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted Boeing’s KC-46 tanker programme a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC), verifying that its refuelling and mission avionics...

Following Southwest accident, FAA orders inspections on certain CFM56-7B engines used in Boeing 737 aircraft within 20 days

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive (EAD) that requires operators to inspect fan blades on certain CFM56-7B engines within 20...

Boeing 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter receives FAA & EASA certification

Boeing has announced that its B737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) has received the certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation...

FAA extends security notice for flights over Egypt Sinai Peninsula

The United States FAA extended a security warning for the Egypt Sinai Peninsula by another year due to continuing concern for flight safety. The initial...

Boeing’s 787-10 Dreamliner cleared for commercial service by Federal Aviation Administration

US regulator awards amended type certificate to newest member of super-efficient aeroplane family Deliveries scheduled to start in first half of 2018 EVERETT, Wash., Jan. 22,...

US government shutdown grounds aviation safety inspectors

Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), National President Mike Perrone released the following statement regarding the government shutdown's impact on aviation safety. "Since President Trump has failed...

Boeing KC-46 tanker programme receives FAA certification for its 767-2C aircraft

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted Boeing’s KC-46 tanker program an Amended Type Certificate (ATC) for its core 767-2C aircraft configuration, verifying...

Airbus A350-1000 receives EASA and FAA Type Certification

Aircraft on target to first customer delivery by year-end Following an intensive flight test campaign performed in less than...

Commercial airline service resumes in San Juan, Puerto Rico, after hurricane Maria

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) hurricane recovery efforts are now supporting more than a dozen commercial passenger flights per day at Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San...