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The FAA’s Air Traffic Control Plan Has No Price Tag or End Date

The FAA’s Air Traffic Control Plan Has No Price Tag or End Date

Joan Lowy, Associated Press

We'll likely hear much more about the FAA plan in the coming months and years as President-elect Donald Trump said he plans to make infrastructure, including airports, one of the hallmarks of his domestic policy.

3 weeks ago

FAA Bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 From All Airplanes, Threatening Criminal Charges for Non-Compliance

FAA Bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 From All Airplanes, Threatening Criminal Charges for Non-Compliance

Brian Sumers , Skift

This will be a tough rule to enforce, but the U.S. government probably made the right call. Why take the risk of having a fire on an airplane, especially for a phone Samsung has recalled?

2 months ago

Allegiant Air and the FAA Agree the Airline Is Dealing With Its Safety Issues

Allegiant Air and the FAA Agree the Airline Is Dealing With Its Safety Issues

David Koenig, Associated Press

Whether it's the FAA or its own pilots, Allegiant has had trouble avoiding perception that it has safety issues.

2 months ago

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

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

Joan Lowy, Associated Press

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

3 months ago

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

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

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

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.

5 months ago

Updated: FAA Lifts Turkish Air Flight Ban

Updated: FAA Lifts Turkish Air Flight Ban

Brian Sumers, Skift

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.

5 months ago

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

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

Brian Sumers, Skift

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

5 months ago

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

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

Joan Lowy, Associated Press

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.

5 months ago

The FAA Says Airline Pilots Don’t Need Psychological Testing

The FAA Says Airline Pilots Don’t Need Psychological Testing

Jean Lowy, Associated Press

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.

6 months ago

Allegiant’s Image Problems Continue as FAA Begins Review

Allegiant’s Image Problems Continue as FAA Begins Review

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

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

7 months ago

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

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

Joan Lowy, Associated Press

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.

8 months ago

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

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

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

8 months ago