US FAA News Stories

US Senate Confirms Trump Pick for FAA Head

July 24, 2019

The US Senate has confirmed ex-Delta Air Lines executive Stephen Dickson as the head of the Federal Aviation Administration.


FAA Finds New Boeing 737 MAX Problem

June 26, 2019

The US Federal Aviation Administration has found a new potential risk on the 737 MAX that it says Boeing must mitigate before the jet can be returned to commercial service.


FAA Says Some Boeing 737s May Have Faulty Parts

June 3, 2019

The US Federal Aviation Administration has outlined possible problems with leading edge slat tracks on some Boeing 737 NG and 737 MAX aircraft.


Boeing Completes 737 MAX Software Update

May 16, 2019

Boeing has completed the software update and associated simulator testing for the 737 MAX, after two crashes of the aircraft killed everybody on board.


FAA Downgrades Costa Rica Air Safety Rating

May 14, 2019

The US Federal Aviation Administration has downgraded Costa Rica’s air safety rating, saying it doesn’t comply with ICAO safety standards.



FAA Imposes Flight Restrictions Over Venezuela

May 1, 2019

The US FAA has issued an emergency order prohibiting US airlines from flying below 26,000 feet over Venezuela.


Former Delta Exec Dickson Nominated To Head FAA

March 19, 2019

Former Delta Air Lines executive Steve Dickson will be nominated to lead the US Federal Aviation Administration, the White House said on Tuesday.


France To Start Ethiopian Data Recorder Analysis

March 14, 2019

France's air accident investigation body, BEA, will start downloading information from the crashed Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 data recorders on Friday.


US Grounds All Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

March 13, 2019

The US FAA has bowed to pressure and ordered the temporary grounding of all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in the country, citing new evidence for its change of mind.


Southwest Gets FAA Approval For Hawaii Flights

February 27, 2019

Southwest Airlines has received FAA approval to fly to Hawaii, a process that was delayed because of the US government shutdown earlier this year.