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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

FAA imposes four changes to return Boeing 737 MAX to service

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

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

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

U.S. FAA revises international safety rating for Pakistan

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that Pakistan has been assigned a Category 2 rating because it does not…

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

FAA acts to help airlines affected by coronavirus cancellations The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is temporarily…

Boeing discovers new software problem on the 737 MAX

Boeing said on Friday it had discovered a new software error on its 737 MAX aircraft and that it had…

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

The LM-100J is the civil-certified version of the military C-130J Super Hercules The Lockheed Martin LM-100J commercial freighter received its…

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

Two days after publication of a 2016 instant message chat between two senior 737 MAX pilots drew outraged condemnation, Boeing…

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

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

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

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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