More FAA Articles

  • FAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $12M

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners. It is the second-largest fine the agency has proposed against an...

  • Professors object to FAA restrictions on drone use

    University and college professors are complaining that government restrictions on the use of small drones are likely to stifle academic research.

  • Cruz demands answers on FAA flight ban to Israel

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz vowed Thursday to continue blocking confirmation of a series of ambassadorial and other diplomatic nominees despite the Federal Aviation Administration lifting a ban on U.S. airline flights to Israel. The State Department criticized the Republican lawmaker....

  • Cruz suggests flight ban is boycott of Israel

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday questioned whether President Barack Obama used a federal agency to impose an economic boycott on Israel after the Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid fighting between...

  • Flight bans show skittishness over trouble spots

    When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel on Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots following last week's downing of a passenger plane over Ukraine. Delta Air Lines turned around one of its jets midflight...

  • FAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration told U.S. airlines Tuesday they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel for 24 hours following a Hamas rocket explosion nearby. The ban began 12:15 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, the agency said in a statement. Israeli Prime...

  • U.S. flight ban could be Hamas' biggest success in latest clash with Israel

    The FAA on Tuesday barred U.S. airliners from traveling to and from Israel for at least 24 hours, in the wake of now-confirmed reports saying a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport.

  • San Diego utility wins FAA OK to test drones

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego Gas & Electric says it will begin testing drone aircraft to help patrol for outages and wildfires in remote areas. SDG&E announced Friday that it's become the first utility in the nation to win approval from Federal Aviation Administration to test drones and train...

  • Potential Houston midair plane collision averted

    HOUSTON (AP) — Federal Aviation Administration authorities say air traffic controllers at a Houston airport averted a potential midair collision of two planes. The incident happened Thursday night 10 miles northeast of Bush Intercontinental Airport, when a Singapore Airlines 777 jumbo jet and...



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