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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.

Britten-Norman Islander BN2T-4S type approved by the FAA

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UK aircraft manufacturer Britten-Norman has gained United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type certification for the Rolls Royce model 250 powered BN2T-4S Islander turboprop...

Embraer’s Medevac jet Phenom 300MED receives FAA and EASA certification

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The Phenom 300MED has received the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency...

BREAKING: All flights across US grounded due to a Federal Aviation Administration computer system glitch

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According to several US media, all flights across the US have been grounded due to a computer system glitch at the Federal Aviation Administration...

EU and US regulators EASA and FAA join forces to present new roadmap for air-ground connectivity

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The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have launched a joint cooperation initiative to rethink aviation connectivity, publishing...

U.S. Biden-Harris Administration extends rest periods for flight attendants to 10 consecutive hours

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a final rule requiring that flight attendants receive longer periods of rest between shifts....

Boeing gets green light from FAA to resume 787 deliveries

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The Federal Civil Aviation Administration (FAA) has cleared Boeing to resume deliveries of its long-haul 787 Dreamliner, after a total suspension since May 2021...

The guy who staged his own engine failure sees his private pilot certificate revoked by the FAA

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbYszLNZxhMThe Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has revoked the private pilot certificate of Trevor Jacob, the YouTuber who - back in November 2021 - filmed...

FAA will make Zero Tolerance policy against unruly passengers permanent

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will make its Zero Tolerance policy against unruly passengers permanent. The behavior of few passengers...

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...

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