Tag: Federal Aviation Administration

BREAKING: The U.S. FAA Approved Boeing 737 MAX To Fly Again

Reading Time: 2 minutes Today, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has signed an order to resume commercial flights of Boeing 737 MAX by the end of the year. Boeing will have to make specific software updates and implement the FAA requested training changes to return to the market. The main focus of improvement has to be a stall-prevention system […]

Spotlight on Questionable Pilot Training Requirements: 737 MAX

Reading Time: 2 minutes In light of two Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashes, standards of pilot training both in the US, and on the global scale, have become a gray area. Especially in the context of pilots’ awareness of flight deck automation. While safety concerns are growing further, while Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) oversight and certification practices are still […]

Federal Aviation Administration Proposes Civil Penalty against Allegiant Air

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $715,438 civil penalty against Allegiant Air, LLC, of Las Vegas for allegedly operating an aircraft on more than two dozen flights following improper engine maintenance. In October 2017, Allegiant asked the FAA if it could deactivate an MD-80’s functioning automatic reverse thrust system when the aircraft engine’s exhaust […]

Frontier Faces $474,000 FAA Penalty for Lacking Medical Supplies

Reading Time: < 1 minute The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $474,000 civil penalty against Frontier Airlines, Inc. of Denver, Colo., for allegedly operating aircraft that lacked required medical supplies on hundreds of flights. The FAA alleges that in June and July 2017, Frontier personnel installed on 11 aircraft emergency medical kits that lacked either […]

FAA Proposes $869,125 Civil Penalty Against Compass Airlines

Reading Time: < 1 minute The U.S Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes an $869,125 civil penalty against Compass Airlines, LLC, of St. Louis, Mo., for allegedly failing to provide flight crews with complete weather information. The FAA alleges the company, which does business as Delta Connection, operated 47 flights between May 18, 2015 and June 19, 2015 […]

FAA Proposes $435 000 Civil Penalty Against United Airlines

Reading Time: < 1 minute The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $435,000 civil penalty against United Airlines for allegedly operating an aircraft that was not in an airworthy condition. The FAA alleges that on June 9, 2014, United mechanics replaced a fuel pump pressure switch on a Boeing 787 in response to a problem that […]

Governments Urged to Support Aviation’s Ability to Drive Economic Growth

Reading Time: 3 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments to support the vital role aviation plays in connecting people and commerce around the globe. “Our world has grown much wealthier through trade and travel. Air travel liberates people to live better lives and makes our world a better place,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General […]

UPS Tests Residential Delivery Via Drone Launched From Car

Reading Time: 3 minutes UPS announced today that it has successfully tested a drone that launches from the top of a UPS® package car, autonomously delivers a package to a home and then returns to the vehicle while the delivery driver continues along the route to make a separate delivery. UPS conducted the test on Monday in Tampa, Fla. […]

Delta Grounds US Flights Over Computer Problems

Reading Time: < 1 minute Delta Air Lines, one of the largest US carriers, temporarily grounded its domestic flights in the United States on Sunday over a computer glitch that did not impact planes already in the air. “Delta teams are expeditiously working to fix a systems outage that has resulted in departure delays for flights on the ground,” the […]

US Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers Shifting to Text Messaging

Reading Time: 3 minutes Airline pilots and air traffic controllers are on schedule to switch to text communications at most of the nation’s busiest airports by the end of the year, a milestone that holds the potential to reduce delays, prevent errors and save billions of dollars in fuel cost, says the Federal Aviation Administration. Controllers and pilots will […]