Articles about Federal Aviation Administration

Defective flight control system part delays Virgin Galactic's Unity 23

12 Sep 2021

Technology
Defective flight control system part delays Virgin Galactic's Unity 23

Richard Branson-led Virgin Galactic has been forced to postpone its first commercial research flight named Unity 23. The cause of the delay has been reported to be a manufacturing defect in the flight control actuation system.

Boeing will pay $2.5 billion as settlement charge

08 Jan 2021

World
Boeing will pay $2.5 billion as settlement charge

Boeing has agreed to pay $2.5 billion to settle a Justice Department investigation. It admitted that its employees misled regulators about the safety of its 737 MAX aircraft, which suffered two deadly crashes shortly after entering airline service.

Citing threats, United States asks airlines to avoid Pakistani airspace

03 Jan 2020

World
Citing threats, United States asks airlines to avoid Pakistani airspace

The United States has asked all its airlines and pilots to be careful while using Pakistani airspace due to "extremist or militant activity".

Newark-Mumbai flights suspended by United Airlines: Here's why

21 Jun 2019

World
Newark-Mumbai flights suspended by United Airlines: Here's why

United Airlines has decided to suspend its flights between New Jersey's Newark airport and Mumbai, which fly through Iranian airspace, over safety concerns.

Panel to review approval of Boeing 737 Max flight controls

20 Apr 2019

World
Panel to review approval of Boeing 737 Max flight controls

A global team of experts will begin reviewing next week how the Boeing 737 Max's flight control system was approved by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Boeing suspends 737 MAX deliveries as France probes black boxes

15 Mar 2019

World
Boeing suspends 737 MAX deliveries as France probes black boxes

US aerospace giant Boeing said it was suspending deliveries of its top-selling 737 MAX as French investigators took delivery of the black boxes from the Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed all 157 passengers and crew.

'No basis' to ground Boeing 737 MAX, says US regulator

13 Mar 2019

World
'No basis' to ground Boeing 737 MAX, says US regulator

The US aviation regulator said yesterday that there is "no basis" for grounding Boeing's 737 MAX aircraft, one of which was involved in a crash in Ethiopia that killed 157 people on Sunday.

US to take 'immediate' action on Boeing-jet if needed: Official

12 Mar 2019

World
US to take 'immediate' action on Boeing-jet if needed: Official

US federal aviation authorities yesterday said that they will order Boeing to modify its 737 MAX 8 aircraft, including anti-stalling software and maneuvering system updates, after two of the planes crashed in five months.

DGCA directs Jet, SpiceJet to address issues with Boeing-737 MAX

08 Nov 2018

India
DGCA directs Jet, SpiceJet to address issues with Boeing-737 MAX

Following the Lion Air crash, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has asked SpiceJet and Jet Airways to address possible issues with their Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.

DGCA asks airlines to address issues with Boeing-737 MAX planes

08 Nov 2018

India
DGCA asks airlines to address issues with Boeing-737 MAX planes

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has asked Jet Airways and SpiceJet to take corrective action to address possible issues with their Boeing 737 MAX planes that could lead to "significant altitude loss" of the aircraft.

Washington: 'Suicidal' airline employee steals plane, flies it, then crashes

11 Aug 2018

World
Washington: 'Suicidal' airline employee steals plane, flies it, then crashes

In a rather unusual turn of events, an Alaska Airlines plane was stolen by a 29-year-old man from the Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington on Friday.

US govt. shutdown: How services will get affected

20 Jan 2018

World
US govt. shutdown: How services will get affected

Almost half of the two million civil federal government workers in the US have been placed on "furlough" and will be barred from doing their jobs from Monday owing to the US government shutdown.

Air India flight stopped in US over missing seat-belt tags

06 Aug 2017

India
Air India flight stopped in US over missing seat-belt tags

In yet another embarrassment for Air India, one of its flights which was scheduled to take-off from Chicago for India was stopped over missing seat belt tag numbers.

Japan to finalize plans on drone-based delivery and self-driving trucks

10 Jun 2017

Technology
Japan to finalize plans on drone-based delivery and self-driving trucks

Japan is poised to finalize its strategy on self-driving trucks and drones as it looks to add a futuristic touch to its commercial sector.

Now family kicked off Delta flight after row over toddler

05 May 2017

World
Now family kicked off Delta flight after row over toddler

A California family has alleged they were forcibly removed from a Delta Air Lines plane and threatened jail for refusing to give up the seat which their baby had occupied.

SpaceX to send two paying customers to the moon

28 Feb 2017

Technology
SpaceX to send two paying customers to the moon

Today, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced that the company plans to send two people beyond the moon in late 2018.