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Articles tagged “faa”

FAA Issues Warning to Samsung Galaxy Note Users: Don’t Turn on Your Phones

An excellent reminder that everyday electronics, while essential to travelers, still offer challenges to aviation safety.

2 weeks ago

FAA Finds ‘Minor’ Safety Lapses in Multiple Areas at Allegiant Air

The FAA didn't find Allegiant's safety lapses as to be so extensive as to warrant enforcement action. On the other hand, there is cause for concern because deficiencies were found in several areas of the airline's operations.

2 months ago

Updated: FAA Lifts Turkish Air Flight Ban

Considering the United States was the only major country to bar flights from Turkey’s airlines, it makes sense that that ban could be lifted relatively quickly.

2 months ago

United Airlines Takes a $400 Million Hit After FAA Lifts Newark Limits

Thanks to one FAA decision, more than $400 million in assets simply disappeared from United's books. That's never a good thing.

2 months ago

Congress Is Finally About to Approve an Aviation Bill to Relieve Lines and Boost Security

The bill — which is expected to pass the House and Senate — won't make everyone completely happy. But it was necessary, with a little more than a week left before the expiration of the Federal Aviation Administration's operating authority.

3 months ago

The FAA Says Airline Pilots Don’t Need Psychological Testing

The FAA is hoping that pilots will self-report on any mental health issues, even though history shows they will be unlikely to do so.

4 months ago

Allegiant’s Image Problems Continue as FAA Begins Review

Allegiant Air is another low-cost carrier struggling to build a positive image in the U.S.

5 months ago

Populist Rage in the U.S. Only Goes so Far When It Comes to Airline Regulations

We don't have much confidence in the current Congress to make the right decisions about customer protections or passenger experience. So we'll just have to dream of the day when there is sensible legislation on fees and guidance on seat size.

6 months ago

Drones Take the Place of Lasers as Top Concern for Airline Safety

6 months ago

Newark Airport Is About to Be Busier Than It Has Been in Years

Considering the poor state of two of Newark's three terminals, we are not confident it can handle the increased traffic.

6 months ago

The U.S. Government Expects a New Age of Sustainable Airlines

It's nice that the FAA expects consolidation to have eliminated all the problems in U.S. aviation. But history has shown that the reality for these companies is usually more complicated, for a variety of reasons including corporate greed and geopolitical tension.

6 months ago

Congress Is Still Trying to Mandate That Families Sit Together on U.S. Flights

While automatically seating families together onboard U.S. airplanes sounds good in theory, it will be next to impossible to implement because of the nature of how airlines assign seats and charge for preferred access to their best seats based on yield management.

6 months ago