Woman knocks out Southwest flight attendant and claims self-defense

U.S. 05/26/21, 23:27

A domestic flight attendant ended her shift in hospital with missing teeth, after a passenger knocked her out. A Southwest Airlines flight from Sacramento to San Diego quickly became the subject of a police investigation after a fight started between a stewardess and a passenger on May 23. The unidentified flight attendant ...

United Airlines extends cancellation of Boeing Max flights

U.S. 05/24/19, 13:57

United Airlines is canceling another month's worth of flights with Boeing 737 Max planes that were grounded after two deadly accidents.United said Friday it has removed the Max from its schedule through Aug. 3 and will cancel about 2,400 flights in June and July as a result. It had previously ...

FAA chief upbeat about prospects for Boeing 737 Max’s return

U.S. 05/23/19, 19:28

After an all-day meeting with global aviation regulators, the chief of the Federal Aviation Administration sounded more upbeat than ever about prospects for clearing the troubled Boeing 737 Max to fly again.Aviation officials from more 30 countries met with the FAA to hear the U.S. regulator's approach to reviewing changes ...

US warns airliners flying in Persian Gulf amid Iran tensions

Politics 05/17/19, 23:41

U.S. diplomats warned Saturday that commercial airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf faced a risk of being "misidentified" amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran. The warning relayed by U.S. diplomatic posts from the Federal Aviation Administration underlined the risks the current tensions pose to a region crucial to ...

Boeing finishes software update for grounded airliner

Business 05/16/19, 16:47

Boeing says it has finished with its updates to the flight-control software implicated in two deadly crashes involving its 737 Max, moving a step closer to getting the plane back in the sky.Aviation regulators still have more questions about how pilots interact with the plane's controls under different circumstances, and ...

FAA chief faces questioning over Boeing 737 Max airliner

Business 05/15/19, 06:59

With Congress stepping up its investigation into the troubled Boeing 737 Max airliner and how it passed regulatory safety checks, the head of the Federal Aviation Administration will appear before a House aviation panel. Acting FAA head Daniel Elwell is scheduled to testify Wednesday while a Senate committee hears from President ...

Trump nominee to lead FAA faces aircraft safety questions

Business 05/14/19, 16:27

Stephen Dickson flew military jets then went on to pilot five different jetliners during a 27-year career at Delta Air Lines that was capped by running the company's daily operations. On paper, he checks all the boxes to become the next head of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. But at a time ...

Texas lawmakers seek hot-air balloon regulations after crash

U.S. 05/11/19, 09:57

The Federal Aviation Administration has not passed a new safety regulation that legislators say would fortify supervision of the hot-air balloon industry and help avoid fatal crashes similar to a Texas crash that killed 16 people almost three years ago. The agency's indecision triggered an irritated response from Congressman Lloyd Doggett, ...

National weather radar system upgrades are on track

U.S. 05/10/19, 15:18

An eight-year plan for a major upgrade to the nation's weather radar stations to help predict dangerous storms and improve air traffic safety is on track at the midway point, a federal official said Friday.The improvements will keep the 25-year-old system viable into the 2030s, said Jessica Schultz, deputy director ...

Pilot hurt in California crash of replica WW2-era plane

U.S. 05/01/19, 18:46

A replica World War II-era German plane with a swastika on its tail has crashed in inland Southern California but the pilot escaped with moderate injuries.Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the Storch FL-156C crashed Wednesday under unknown circumstances after taking off from Cable Airport in Upland.TV news footage ...

Fatal plane crash in Southern California prison yard

U.S. 04/23/19, 00:01

A one-of-its-kind flying wing aircraft crashed and burst into flames in the exercise yard of a Southern California prison on Monday, killing at least one person, authorities said.The Northrop N-9M crashed around midday "under unknown circumstance" at the California Rehabilitation Center in Norco shortly after takeoff from nearby Chino Airport, ...

Officials say 6 people died in Texas small plane crash

U.S. 04/22/19, 18:12

A man who was part-owner of a plane that crashed Monday in Texas, killing all six people aboard, said he and his friend who owned the plane regularly volunteered to fly sick people in remote parts of the country to hospitals in Houston and Dallas. Officials have not yet released the ...

Panel to review approval of Boeing 737 Max flight controls

Business 04/19/19, 15:23

A global team of experts next week will begin reviewing how the Boeing 737 Max's flight control system was approved by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.The FAA says experts from nine international civil aviation authorities have confirmed participation in a technical review promised by the agency.Former National Transportation Safety Board ...

Panel: Pilots won’t need simulator training for Boeing jet

Business 04/16/19, 19:56

A group of technical experts appointed by federal aviation regulators says pilots won't need new training on flight simulators to learn how to operate the Boeing plane that was grounded after two deadly crashes involving a new anti-stall system.The group says there should be computer and classroom instruction about new ...

Small plane crashes on baseball field; 2 in aircraft hurt

U.S. 04/12/19, 12:48

Authorities say a small plane crashed onto a high school baseball field in Connecticut, injuring two occupants of the aircraft but no one on the ground.Police Sgt. Christopher Fry says the plane went down at H.C. Wilcox Technical High School in Meriden around 7 p.m. Thursday. No one was on ...

Boeing makes 96 flights to test software on troubled Max jet

Business 04/11/19, 15:44

Boeing's CEO says crews have made 96 flights to test a software update for its troubled 737 Max jet and will make more in coming weeks as the company attempts to convince regulators to let the plane fly again.Dennis Muilenburg also said Thursday that the company has met with pilots ...

Report on Ethiopian crash ratchets up pressure on Boeing

Business 04/05/19, 12:36

A preliminary report released Thursday on the Ethiopian Airlines crash last month found that pilots followed all recommended procedures issued by Boeing, ratcheting up pressure on the plane maker that critics say has put profits before safety.The findings from the Ethiopian government provide the clearest link yet to a similar ...

Helicopter with 2 aboard crashes at Massachusetts airport

Sports 04/02/19, 15:29

A helicopter with two people aboard has crashed at a Massachusetts airport, but authorities say neither was injured.Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Jim Peters in a statement says the Robinson R44 helicopter crashed at Taunton Municipal Airport at about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.Broadcast video from the scene showed a red helicopter on ...

Boeing, FAA say more time needed for fix of troubled 737 Max

Business 04/01/19, 17:50

Boeing and U.S. aviation regulators say the company needs more time to finish changes in a flight-control system suspected of playing a role in two deadly crashes.The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it anticipates Boeing's final software improvements for 737 Max airliners "in the coming weeks."Boeing was expected to complete ...

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