Tag: Federal Aviation Administration

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 […]

Aviation Trust Fund Losing Billions Because Of Fuel Fraud Law

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Aviation Trust Fund has lost between $1 billion and $2 billion since the enactment of a 2005 law that was designed to prevent fuel fraud, according to a new watchdog report. In last year’s surface transportation bill, Congress directed the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to study how much jet fuel tax revenue has been […]

LAX Gets $4m FAA Grant For Project To Reduce Airport Ground Emissions

Reading Time: 1 minute Los Angeles International Airport will receive a federal grant of about $4 million for a project that reduces airport ground emissions. The city’s Board of Airport Commissioners voted to accept the Federal Aviation Administration grant as part of the Voluntary Airport Low Emissions program, created by Congress in 2004 to help airports meet emissions requirements […]

New Drone Operational Rules Finalized by the FAA

Reading Time: 3 minutes On June 21, 2016, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) finalized the first operational rules for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as drones. The new rules will take effect in late August and affect drones weighing less than 55 pounds that are being used for purposes other than hobbyist operations. […]