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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.

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...

Lockheed Martin LM-100J commercial freighter receives FAA Type Certificate update

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The LM-100J is the civil-certified version of the military C-130J Super Hercules The Lockheed Martin LM-100J commercial freighter received its type design update certification from...

Boeing reacts to the publication of 2016 instant messages relating to the safety of the 737 MAX

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Two days after publication of a 2016 instant message chat between two senior 737 MAX pilots drew outraged condemnation, Boeing said on Sunday the...

FAA: “each government will make its own decision to return the aircraft to service, based on a thorough safety assessment.”

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On 23 September, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and a team of technical experts met with safety regulators from around the world to discuss...

Federal Aviation Administration discovers another potential risk on Boeing 737 MAX model

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently discovered another potential risk on Boeing's 737 MAX model. The U.S. aircraft manufacturer must address this issue first...

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

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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”

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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

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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...

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