US FAA News Stories

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.

Bombardier CS300 Gets FAA Type Validation

December 14, 2016

The US Federal Aviation Administration has awarded type validation for the Bombardier CS300, as it shares the same pilot type rating as the smaller CS100.

US DOT Bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Phones From Planes

October 15, 2016

The US Department of Transportation has issued an emergency order banning Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones on all flights in the US.

FAA Issues Samsung Note 7 Guidance

October 11, 2016

The US FAA has advised airline passengers to power down all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones, including those recently replaced.

FAA Advises Against Galaxy Note 7 Use On Aircraft

September 9, 2016

The US Federal Aviation Administration has advised passengers not to use or charge their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on board aircraft.

FAA Approves Indonesian Carriers For US Flights

August 16, 2016

The US FAA has cleared Indonesian carriers to fly to the United States as it upgraded the country's aviation safety rating.