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Federal Aviation Administration
April 04, 2016
5 killed in tourist helicopter crash in Smoky Mountains
Investigators were headed Tuesday to the scene of a sightseeing helicopter crash that killed five people near the Great Smoky ...
April 04, 2016
APNewsBreak: Move to OK commercial drone flights over people
A government-sponsored committee is recommending standards that could clear the way for commercial drone flights over ...
April 01, 2016
Newark airport flight limits eased; could spur lower fares
The Federal Aviation Administration announced Friday it's easing limits on the number of hourly flights at Newark Liberty ...
March 25, 2016
For first time, drone delivers package to residential area
A drone has successfully delivered a package to a residential location in a small Nevada town in what its maker and the ...
March 21, 2016
Congress passes extension of FAA powers, programs to July
Congress has passed a bill extending the Federal Aviation Administration's powers and programs through mid-July to give ...
March 19, 2016
Drone comes within 200 feet of airliner near LA airport
A drone came within 200 feet of hitting a Lufthansa jet near Los Angeles International Airport on Friday — the latest run-in ...
March 16, 2016
Airlines dodge legislation aimed at curbing excessive fees
A Senate panel approved an aviation policy bill Wednesday after a partisan fight over whether airlines gouge consumers with ...
March 15, 2016
Did the US miss a chance to stop suicidal German pilot?
U.S. safety regulators initially declined to grant medical clearance for a German pilot who five years later deliberately ...
March 14, 2016
House votes to extend FAA operating authority to mid-July
The House voted Monday to extend the Federal Aviation Administration's operating authority through mid-July while Congress ...
March 14, 2016
Strong odor forces Texas-bound plane to return to New Jersey
Authorities say a United Airlines plane bound for Texas has been forced to return to New Jersey because of concerns about a ...
March 09, 2016
Bill would standardize the way airlines disclose fees
The government would standardize the way airlines disclose fees for basic services like checked bags, seat assignments and ...
February 28, 2016
US senator wants government to set airline seat-size rules
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer wants to require the Federal Aviation Administration to establish seat-size standards for ...
February 26, 2016
Feds release probable causes in 2 fatal Alaska crashes
Pilot error and flawed safety procedures by an Alaska commuter air company contributed to a fatal plane crash in 2013 outside ...
February 25, 2016
GOP leaders sideline air traffic control privatization plan
Republican leaders are sidelining a bill that would wrest responsibility for running the nation's air traffic control system ...
February 11, 2016
House committee passes bill to privatize air traffic control
A Republican-controlled House committee on Thursday endorsed a bill that would wrest responsibility for running the nation's ...
February 08, 2016
FAA: More registered drone operators than registered planes
The Federal Aviation Administration says there are now more registered drone operators in the U.S. than there are registered ...
February 03, 2016
Lawmakers propose bill to privatize air traffic control
Responsibility for the nation's air traffic control operations would shift from the government to a private, nonprofit ...
February 02, 2016
Plan to spin off air traffic control generates turbulence
The air traffic control system that choreographs the roughly 7,000 aircraft in U.S. skies at any given moment is the most ...
January 28, 2016
AP sources: Panel proposes ban on air shipments of batteries
A U.N. panel has recommended that cargo shipments of rechargeable lithium batteries be banned from passenger airliners ...
January 26, 2016
Watchdog: Too few air traffic controllers where needed most
There are too few fully qualified controllers at more than a dozen of the nation's busiest air traffic facilities stretching ...