- Man who faked his way into cockpit pleads guilty to fraud
CNN, Thursday - 05/09/2013 - 10:28 AM
The man who conned his way into the cockpit of an US Airways flight in March pleaded guilty Wednesday in Philadelphia to one count of fraud in connection with an identification document.
- Obama signs legislation ending FAA furloughs
Google News, Wednesday - 05/01/2013 - 03:16 PM
President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill to end furloughs of air traffic controllers. The furloughs stemmed from the automatic, across-the-board spending cuts that started taking effect in March. Millions of air travelers were and more »
- One flight closer to space tourism
CNN, Monday - 04/29/2013 - 03:32 PM
Virgin Galactic is one flight closer to becoming a commercial "spaceline." The company's passenger spacecraft, SpaceShipTwo, completed its first rocket-powered flight Monday morning above the Mojave Desert in California.
- Furloughs Caused 1,200 Flight Delays on Monday, F.A.A. Says
New York Times, Tuesday - 04/23/2013 - 06:07 PM
With many air traffic controllers on unpaid leave, lawmakers criticized the agency for how it was handling the automatic budget cuts required by sequestration.
- TSA delays knives rule
NBC News, Monday - 04/22/2013 - 08:29 PM
NBC News has learned that the Transportation Security Administration has decided to delay a controversial new rule that would have allowed small knives to be carried on passenger aircraft.The TSA calls this a temporary delay, but have not decided a new implementation date.The new rule for small blades — shorter than 2.36 inches in length and less than 1/2 inch in width — had been set to go into e
- Dreamliner set to fly in a week as Boeing fixes battery
NBC News, Monday - 04/22/2013 - 12:48 PM
UPDATED 12:39 p.m. EDT- Boeing began installing reinforced lithium-ion batteries on five grounded 787 jets in Japan on Monday, starting a process that should make the first commercial Dreamliners ready to fly again in about a week. Boeing's Dreamliners have been grounded since regulators in the United States and elsewhere ordered all 50 planes out of the skies in mid-January after batteries on two
- Flight delays pile up Monday after FAA budget cuts
Belleville News-Democrat, Monday - 04/22/2013 - 11:04 AM
It was a tough start to the week for many air travelers as federal budget cuts led to cascading delays along the East Coast Monday morning.Click to Continue »
- Video: Would you take 1-way trip to Mars?
CNN, Monday - 04/22/2013 - 07:27 AM
A Dutch company is now accepting applications for brave men and women who would like to go to Mars.
- F.A.A. Expected to Approve 787 Dreamliner Fix
New York Times, Thursday - 04/18/2013 - 11:33 PM
The decision by the Federal Aviation Administration would allow the planes, grounded for more than three months, to return to service after the proposed repairs are made.
- Outage grounds American Airlines flights
Statesman Journal, Tuesday - 04/16/2013 - 01:43 PM
American Airlines grounded flights across the country Tuesday because of an outage of its main reservations system. Thousands of passengers were stranded at airports and on airplanes.
- 10 natural wonders of the world
CNN, Tuesday - 04/16/2013 - 09:23 AM
So very many places to go, yet so little time to pore over the options.
- FAA orders no-fly zone over Boston explosion site
Associated Press, Monday - 04/15/2013 - 04:45 PM
The Federal Aviation Administration is warning pilots that it has created a no-fly zone over the site of two explosions at the annual Boston marathon.
- 737 Inspections: FAA Orders Examinations Of More Than 1,000 Boeing Jets
Huffington Post, Monday - 04/15/2013 - 03:13 AM
April 15 (Reuters) - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has ordered an inspection of more than 1,000 U.S.-registered Boeing 737 jets to examine the tail planes for a potentially faulty part, which it said could cause pilots to lose control of the aircraft if it failed. The airworthiness directive (AD) issued by the FAA calls on airlines and other operators to replace tail plane fixing pins with improved pins following concerns over how their protective surface coating was applied. "We are issuing this AD to prevent premature failure of the attach pins, which could cause reduced structural integrity of the horizontal stabilizer to fuselage attachment, resulting in loss of control of the airplane," the FAA said in the directive issued on Monday. The airworthiness directive was posted on the website of Federal Register and was first reported by the Wall Street Journal late on Sunday. The FAA said the inspection was "prompted by reports of an incorrect procedure used to apply the wear and corrosion protective surface coating to attach pins of the horizontal stabilizer rear spar." FAA said its directive affects 1,050 aircraft flown by U.S. carriers and may cost up to $10.1 million across the fleet, or up to $9,627 per aircraft. The directive applies to models including 737-600, 737-700, 737-700C, 737-800, 737-900, and 737-900ER series aircraft. Boeing could not immediately be reached for comment by Reuters outside of regular U.S. business hours.Read More More on Airlines