US FAA News Stories

FAA, EASA Tighten CFM56-7B Inspection Deadline

May 17, 2018

The US FAA and European aviation safety regulator EASA have issued further updates for the inspection of CFM56-7B engine fan blades, the type that failed on a Southwest Airlines aircraft last month.


American, Allegiant In Spotlight As FAA Oversight Reviewed

May 9, 2018

A US Transportation Department review of the FAA’s oversight of airline maintenance will now concentrate on just Allegiant Air and American Airlines as inspectors “refocus” the audit.


Southwest Engine Fan Blade Showed Signs Of Metal Fatigue

May 3, 2018

The fan blade on the Southwest Airlines 737 engine that failed last month showed signs consistent with metal fatigue, the US NTSB said in an update on its accident investigation.


FAA Extends CFM56-7B Engine Inspections

May 1, 2018

The US FAA has published a new emergency airworthiness directive for the inspection of fan blades on CFM56-7B engines, bringing it into line with European safety regulators.


Southwest Airlines Flight Cancellations To Continue

April 23, 2018

Southwest Airlines expects more flight cancellations this week as it continues inspections of Boeing 737 engines of the type involved in last week’s fatal incident.



FAA, EASA Order Emergency Checks On CFM56-7B Engines

April 20, 2018

The US Federal Aviation Administration and European Aviation Safety Agency have issued emergency airworthiness directives requiring operators to inspect fan blades on older CFM56-7B engines within 20 days.


FAA To Order Inspections After Southwest Engine Failure

April 18, 2018

The US Federal Aviation Administration said it will issue an airworthiness directive within the next two weeks requiring inspections of CFM56 engines of the type involved in the Southwest Airlines flight WN1380 explosion on Wednesday.


NTSB, FAA To Investigate Air Canada SFO Near-miss

July 11, 2017

The US FAA is investigating an incident at San Francisco airport last week where an Air Canada aircraft appeared to attempt a landing on a taxiway.


FAA Forecasts Sustained Growth

March 22, 2017

The US FAA predicted sustained and continued growth in its Aerospace Forecast Report for 2017 to 2037 as the US airline industry marked its seventh consecutive year of profitability.


Boeing 737 MAX 8 Gets FAA Certification

March 9, 2017

The US Federal Aviation Administration has awarded certification to Boeing’s 737 MAX 8, clearing it for commercial service.