Federal Aviation Administration: News

25 May 2024


SpaceX's Starship gears up for fourth test flight in June

SpaceX has announced plans to launch its Starship into space once again, with the fourth flight test potentially taking place as early as June 5.

18 May 2024

Blue Origin

Blue Origin to resume space tourism program after two-year hiatus

Blue Origin, the space company owned by Jeff Bezos, is set to recommence its space tourism program after a nearly two-year hiatus.

07 May 2024


FAA investigates Boeing over 787 Dreamliner aircraft inspection doubts

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is currently investigating allegations of internal malpractice involving Boeing's 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

02 May 2024


Whistle­blow­er who accused Boeing supplier of ignoring defects dies

Joshua Dean, a whistleblower who accused a Boeing supplier of disregarding flaws in the 737 MAX production, has died, according to his family and lawyer. He was 45 years old.

08 Apr 2024


Boeing aircraft engine cover falls off mid-flight, probe ordered

Aviation authorities in the United States have initiated an inquiry following an incident where the engine cowling of a Boeing 737-800 detached during take-off, striking a wing flap.

12 Mar 2024


Boeing whistleblower found dead in South Carolina hotel parking

John Barnett—a whistleblower who revealed safety concerns within airplane manufacturing firm Beoing—was discovered dead in his truck at a South Carolina hotel parking lot.

12 Mar 2024


FAA audit finds numerous issues in Boeing 737 MAX's production

A comprehensive six-week audit conducted by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), has revealed multiple issues with Boeing's production of the 737 MAX jet.

US: Powerful 'bomb cyclone' kills 2, over 2,000 flights canceled 

At least two people were killed in the United States (US) after a massive winter storm dubbed "bomb cyclone" hit the eastern part of the country, according to NBC News.

Don't hold babies during flights: Alaska Airlines incident prompts warning

United States (US) National Transportation Safety Board Chair Jennifer Homendyat has warned parents against holding their babies on their laps while flying. The warning was issued following the recent midair blowout on an Alaska Airlines flight.

06 Jan 2024


After mid-air blowout, Alaska Airlines grounds Boeing 737-9 Max fleet

American carrier Alaska Airlines has halted flights on all its 65 Boeing 737-9 Max planes.

28 Jun 2023

Latest Cars

World's first flying car gets green light from US regulators

Cars driving on roads and then flying to skip traffic may soon become a reality in the US.

FAA implements safeguards to prevent NOTAM-like outages in the future

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has introduced a series of safeguards to prevent the repeat of the NOTAM (Notice to Air Missions) outage that disrupted over 11,000 flights earlier this month.

NOTAM outage was caused by accidental file deletion, says FAA

Thousands of flights across the US were canceled on January 11, when the Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) system of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) suffered an outage.

NOTAM outage: How one corrupt file halted all US flights 

The usually bustling skies above the United States of America were engulfed in a sense of eeriness on Wednesday. Birds had the usually busy air routes all for themselves.

US: NOTAM system outage affects 7,000 flights, restored after hours

A critical system of the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) suffered an unprecedented outage, resulting in at least 7,000 flights being affected across the country on Wednesday.

US: Computer glitch grounds 400 flights, efforts on to restore

A critical system of the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reportedly suffered an unprecedented disruption, resulting in all flights being grounded across the country on Wednesday.

04 Oct 2022


Boeing-backed Wisk Aero reveals self-flying four-seater air taxi

Boeing-backed Wisk Aero has revealed an all-electric, four-seater autonomous air taxi. Currently, the company is seeking approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to begin the commercial air taxi service.

12 Sep 2021

Virgin Galactic

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.

08 Jan 2021


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.

03 Jan 2020


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".

20 Apr 2019


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).

15 Mar 2019


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.

13 Mar 2019


'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.

12 Mar 2019


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.

08 Nov 2018

Jet Airways

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.

08 Nov 2018

Jet Airways

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.

11 Aug 2018

Plane Crash

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.

20 Jan 2018

US Government

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.

06 Aug 2017


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.

05 May 2017


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.

28 Feb 2017


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.