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Federal Aviation Administration: United States Government agency dedicated to civil aviation matters
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is a governmental body of the United States with powers to regulate all aspects of civil aviation in that nation as well as over its surrounding international waters. Its powers 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. Powers over neighboring international waters were delegated to the FAA by authority of the International Civil Aviation Organization.


Delta crew failed to warn controllers about Los Angeles fuel dump - FAA

A Delta Air Lines flight crew that dumped fuel on several Los Angeles area schools before making an emergency landing, causing minor injuries to schoolchildren, did not inform air traffic controllers..
Reuters - Published

FAA proposes $3.9M fine against Southwest for bad weight, balance data on 21,000 flights

Southwest has 30 days to respond to the FAA about alleged incorrect weight and balance data, which dictates factors like fuel needs and takeoff speed.
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Videos for Federal Aviation Administration

Like 'rain': LA teachers sue Delta over fuel dump [Video]Like 'rain': LA teachers sue Delta over fuel dump

Four teachers sued Delta Air Lines on Friday alleging negligence for dumping jet fuel "like rain" in a densely populated area affecting them and their students. Gavino Garay reports.

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At least 20 children injured after Delta aircraft dumps jet fuel over school [Video]At least 20 children injured after Delta aircraft dumps jet fuel over school

A Delta Airlines flight released fuel over a school in Los Angeles after the aircraft experienced issues with its engine.

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What A Dump! Delta Jet Drops Fuel On LA School Playground During Recess [Video]What A Dump! Delta Jet Drops Fuel On LA School Playground During Recess

A Delta Airlines jet made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday. Reuters reports that in doing so, the jet dumped fuel on the playground of an elementary school. Local..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

'Designed by clowns': Boeing employees ridiculed 737 MAX [Video]'Designed by clowns': Boeing employees ridiculed 737 MAX

Boeing has released hundreds of internal messages that contained harshly critical comments about the development of the 737 MAX, including one that said the plane was "designed by clowns who in turn..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published

Mysterious Drones Are Flying In Rural Areas And No One Knows Why [Video]Mysterious Drones Are Flying In Rural Areas And No One Knows Why

Mysterious drones have been flying over Colorado and Nebraska in recent weeks. Authorities are perplexed by the aircraft and their origins. Deputies have spotted more than 16 unmanned drones flying in..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Yikes! FAA Investigates Creepy Hordes Of Drones Flying Over Colorado, Nebraska [Video]Yikes! FAA Investigates Creepy Hordes Of Drones Flying Over Colorado, Nebraska

The Federal Aviation Administration has launched an investigation in northeastern Colorado and southwest Nebraska. For the past two weeks, clusters of unidentified drones have been flying over rural..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Remote ID system proposed for drones in U.S. airspace [Video]Remote ID system proposed for drones in U.S. airspace

The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed using remote identification for unmanned aircraft systems in the U.S.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:22Published

Boeing halts production of 737 MAX [Video]Boeing halts production of 737 MAX

Boeing will halt production of the 737 MAX in January, without any layoffs, as the grounding of the planemaker's best-selling jet after two deadly crashes looks to extend well into 2020. Conway G...

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Boeing ex-manager warned of a 'factory in chaos' [Video]Boeing ex-manager warned of a 'factory in chaos'

Ed Pierson, a former manager for Boeing, said he warned top executives about poor conditions at the company's Renton, Washington, factory before the fatal crashes of two Boeing 737 MAX planes.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:27Published

'Did the FAA make a mistake?' FAA chief says,'Yes.' [Video]'Did the FAA make a mistake?' FAA chief says,'Yes.'

After being pressed by three different lawmakers, FAA chief Stephen Dickson finally admitted that the government agency made a mistake by not taking immediate action to prevent additional crashes of..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:21Published

Boeing's latest obstacle [Video]Boeing's latest obstacle

The Federal Aviation Administration said it'll be the only issuer of airworthiness certificates for every Boeing 737 MAX plane, a role it had shared with the aircraft maker in the past. Fred Katayama..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:58Published


U.S. regulator seeks to fine Boeing $5.4 million for defective parts on 737 MAX planes

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Friday it was seeking to fine Boeing Co $5.4 million, alleging it failed to prevent the installation of defective parts on 737 MAX airplanes.
Reuters - Published

Airlines react to Iran tensions by rerouting flights; FAA orders US carriers to avoid airspace

Airlines are continuing to avoid Iranian airspace in the wake of missile attacks on U.S. military bases, as well as the crash of a Boeing 737-800.
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'Jedi mind tricks': Boeing 737 Max emails show attempts to manipulate airlines, FAA

Boeing downplayed the need to provide training on the flight system that would figure in two crashes of the 737 Max, killing 346 people.
USATODAY.com - Published

Airlines re-route flights away from Iraq, Iran airspace after missile attack on U.S. troops

Several major airlines said on Wednesday they were re-routing flights to avoid airspace over Iraq and Iran after the Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. carriers from the area following an..
Reuters - Published

U.S. FAA bans airlines from flying over Iraq, Iran after missile attack on U.S. troops

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said it would ban U.S. carriers from operating in the airspace over Iraq, Iran, the Gulf of Oman and the waters between Iran and Saudi Arabia after Iran..
Reuters - Published

‘It’s Creepy’: Unexplained Drones Are Swarming by Night Over Colorado

Sheriffs in western Nebraska and eastern Colorado say they don’t know who’s flying the drones — or why. The F.A.A. is investigating.
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The F.A.A. Wants to Start Tracking Drones’ Locations

A proposal would require most drones flying in American airspace to include technology that would allow the government to keep tabs on them.
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Boeing reveals new 'very disturbing' documents on 737 Max jetliner to FAA, Congress

The aerospace giant released the documents the same day as its CEO was fired
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FAA had predicted Boeing 737 Max would have 15 more fatal crashes over lifetime

The Federal Aviation Administration says it won't be rushed on recertification of the Boeing 737 Max.
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FAA chief: No quick return to service of 737 Max

FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson told House lawmakers the return of the Boeing 737 Max to service "is not guided by a calendar or schedule," suggesting that regulators won't clear the airplane to fly..
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F.A.A. Analysis Warned of 737 Max’s Safety Before Second Crash

The agency found that without government intervention, the plane would likely crash 15 times over the 45 years that it was expected to fly.
NYTimes.com - Published

FAA chief says Boeing 737 Max won't fly again until 2020, dashing hopes of quick return

The agency's administrator tells a House committee that it won't be rushed when it come to recertification of the Boeing 737 Max  
USATODAY.com - Published

Smoke in cockpit incident snarls traffic at Washington airport

The pilot of an American Eagle Bombardier CRJ-200 on final approach to Reagan Washington National Airport reported smoke in the cockpit on Monday, prompting extensive delays to other flights, the..
Reuters - Published

Critics slam FAA testing for airplane seat sizes

The Federal Aviation Administration has started testing the safety of seat sizes on airplanes. But some say the tests are a "sham." Kris Van Cleave explains why.
CBS News - Published

FAA tests plane seat size safety, but some call experiments "a sham"

The FAA is trying to determine at what point the size of seats and space between rows becomes a hazard to evacuating an airplane quickly
CBS News - Published

As airlines reduce seat sizes, FAA to determine minimum standard

Airline passengers might wonder: just how small is too small when it comes to airplane seats? The FAA hopes to have an answer soon. It started tests aimed at setting a minimum standard for seat size..
CBS News - Published

After the engine spouts flames, Philippine Airlines flight lands safely at LAX Airport

The FAA says Philippine Airlines Flight PR113 had a right engine problem and made an emergency landing back at LAX 15 minutes after takeoff.
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Delta CEO says he would consider using Boeing 737 Max

CEO Ed Bastian told "CBS This Morning" he has "total faith" the planes will be safe following FAA certification
CBS News - Published

Aviation regulators slam Boeing and FAA over approval of 737 Max planes

Aviation regulators are criticizing both Boeing and the FAA over the grounded 737 Max. The report condemns Boeing for withholding key information and the FAA for lacking expertise during the approval..
CBS News - Published

Is the Boeing 737 Max safe? 2 big reasons the plane is still grounded by FAA after crashes

Twice in 40 years had entire plane types been grounded, both to fix mechanical issues. Why it's harder with the Boeing 737 Max
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FAA threatened to ground dozens of Southwest jets

The FAA is voicing safety concerns about 88 planes bought by Southwest from foreign airlines
CBS News - Published

Southwest will speed up inspections of 38 used 737 airplanes after FAA concerns

Southwest Airlines Co said Monday it will complete inspections on 38 737 airplanes it acquired from foreign air carriers by Jan. 31 that may not meet all U.S. aviation safety requirements.
Reuters - Published

U.S. FAA downgrades Malaysia's air safety rating

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Monday downgraded Malaysia's air safety rating, restricting the country's airlines from adding new flights to the United States.
Reuters - Published

Democratic lawmakers question FAA decisions on Boeing safety issues

Two Democratic U.S. lawmakers said on Thursday the Federal Aviation Administration overruled agency technical specialists on two Boeing Co safety issues involving the 737 MAX and the 787 Dreamliner..
Reuters - Published

Bad news for Boeing: Company says more 737 NGs found to have wing cracks

The FAA ordered the inspections in 737 NG's that have flown many thousands of flghts
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When pilots go from rehab to the cockpit

A drinking problem is not necessarily the end of a pilot's career. In fact, for decades the FAA has been quietly sending pilots diagnosed as substance abusers back to work. It's called the Human..
CBS News - Published

Small plane crashes into house in New Jersey, sets at least one home on fire

A Cessna 414 crashed into a home in Colonia, New Jersey at 11 a.m., the FAA said. Authorities have not released information about any injuries.
USATODAY.com - Published

Lawmakers to grill Boeing CEO on 737 Max planes after crashes

Boeing's CEO faces questions from Congress for the first time about the company's grounded 737 Max planes. In a USA Today opinion piece Tuesday, the head of the FAA said the agency is committed to..
CBS News - Published

FAA admin. on Boeing 737 Max: We're still deciding 'when, whether' plane will fly again

It's never been safer to travel on a scheduled U.S. air carrier, but the loss of 346 lives aboard Lion Air & Ethiopian Airlines shows work isn't done.
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Boeing CEO: We are taking actions to enhance the safety of the 737 Max

Boeing continues to work with FAA and global regulators to safely return the 737 Max to service, writes Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing CEO and president
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What Boeing and CEO Dennis Muilenburg need to answer about twin 737 Max jet crashes

From Boeing's competition with Airbus to its FAA relationship to training foreign pilots, profits must take a back seat to air travel safety: Our view
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Homeowner says a mystery object damaged his house. It didn't fall from a plane, FAA says

Authorities including the Federal Aviation Administration have not been able to identify a canister-type object that damaged a Kentucky man's home.
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U.S. FAA must restore 'public confidence' in plane certification -inspector general

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) must work to restore "public confidence" in aircraft certification efforts after two deadly Boeing 737 MAX crashes, the U.S. Transportation Department's..
Reuters - Published

FAA demands answers over Boeing test pilot's reveal of lying, 737 Max problems

A 2016 message exchange indicates that Boeing was aware of problems with the flight control system that figured in two crashes that killed 346 people.
USATODAY.com - Published

FAA failed to properly review 737 MAX jet's anti-stall system: JATR findings

A panel of international air safety regulators on Friday harshly criticized the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) review of a safety system on Boeing's 737 MAX airliner later tied to two..
Reuters - Published

FAA-ordered inspection finds cracks in wing supports of 36 Boeing 737s, another setback for aerospace giant

The FAA ordered inspections after cracks were found in the supports of older Boeing 737 NG models being converted to cargo planes
USATODAY.com - Published

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