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FAA’s new air traffic control system unstable, less capable than old system

FAA’s new air traffic control system unstable, less capable than old system

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Federal Aviation Administration has begun deploying new computers systems for its air traffic controllers despite warnings that the system suffers from unstable requirements, lacks key safety capabilities and requires training that has yet to be given to workers, a government watchdog warned Monday. The problems with the Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System (STARS) are […]

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FAA Fines Southwest Airlines $12 Million for Safety Violations on 737s

FAA Fines Southwest Airlines $12 Million for Safety Violations on 737s

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

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. Beginning in 2006, Southwest made “extreme makeover” alterations to eliminate potential cracking of the aluminum skin on 44 jetliners, the FAA said. An FAA […]

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FAA Lifts Ban on Flights to and from Israel

FAA Lifts Ban on Flights to and from Israel

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its prohibition on U.S. airlines flying into and out of Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, the agency announced late Wednesday. The FAA decided to lift the flight restrictions effective 11:45 p.m. ET after it “carefully reviewed both significant new information and measures the Government of Israel […]

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FAA Bans U.S. Airlines from Israel Over Rocket Threat

FAA Bans U.S. Airlines from Israel Over Rocket Threat

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Delta Air Lines, United and US Airways each canceled flights Tuesday to Israel because of safety and security concerns, after a rocket attack near Tel Aviv’s airport. At 12:15 p.m., the Federal Aviation Administration prohibited U.S. airlines from flying to Ben Gurion International Airport for 24 hours, after a rocket landed about 1 mile from […]

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FAA Fines SkyWest $295,750 for Failing DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulations

FAA Fines SkyWest $295,750 for Failing DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulations

| July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $295,750 civil penalty against SkyWest Airlines, Inc. of St. George, Utah, for allegedly violating DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations. The FAA alleges SkyWest failed to include more than 150 safety?sensitive employees in its random drug testing pool. Further, SkyWest allegedly failed […]

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FAA Fines Hawaiian Airlines $547,500 for Operating Out-of-Compliance Boeing 767

FAA Fines Hawaiian Airlines $547,500 for Operating Out-of-Compliance Boeing 767

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $547,500 Civil Penalty against Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. for operating a Boeing 767-300 that was not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations.

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Asiana Airlines Fined $500K for not Assisting Families After Flight 214 SFO Crash

Asiana Airlines Fined $500K for not Assisting Families After Flight 214 SFO Crash

| February 25, 2014 | 2 Comments

Asiana Airlines has been penalized $500,000 for failing to assist family members of passengers on a flight that crashed last year at San Francisco airport, federal transportation officials said Tuesday.

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FAA Downgrades India Airline Safety Rating, No New Service Allowed in the U.S.

FAA Downgrades India Airline Safety Rating, No New Service Allowed in the U.S.

| January 31, 2014 | 7 Comments

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced that India has been assigned a Category 2 rating under its International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) program, based on a recent reassessment of the country’s civil aviation authority.

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FAA to Order Additional Boeing 767 Inspections: Report

FAA to Order Additional Boeing 767 Inspections: Report

| January 26, 2014 | 1 Comment

The Federal Aviation Administration plans to order additional safety checks for more than 400 Boeing 767 planes, according to a published media report and The Street.

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FAA Issues Airworthiness Directive for all Airbus A318, A319, A320 and A321 Jets, Overweight Elevator Checks

FAA Issues Airworthiness Directive for all Airbus A318, A319, A320 and A321 Jets, Overweight Elevator Checks

| January 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes.

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