Articles tagged “faa”

FAA Boss Outlines Brexit Safety Concerns for UK Aviation

FAA Boss Outlines Brexit Safety Concerns for UK Aviation

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Does the UK have the resources to set up an aviation safety framework on its own or will it seek to stay in the European Aviation Safety Agency? The former would be unwise and the latter is seemingly at odds with the desire of Leave campaigners.

3 days ago

Bragging Rights for Shortest International Flight Goes to NorthStar Air Tours

Bragging Rights for Shortest International Flight Goes to NorthStar Air Tours

Associated Press

What's all the fuss about United getting the longest route ever flown, Los Angeles-Singapore, by a U.S. airline? Canadian airline NorthStar Air Tours just got the real prize -- the shortest international route, Friday Harbor Airport in Washington to Victoria Canada, in North America. There are only nine seats -- none of them lie-flat.

3 weeks ago

Airlines for America Characterizes FAA as ‘Hopelessly Dysfunctional’

Airlines for America Characterizes FAA as ‘Hopelessly Dysfunctional’

John McCormick and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

The Federal Aviation Administration has clearly bungled improvements to air traffic control over the years but farming out such a critical system to a corporation concerned with profit and loss doesn't seem like the optimal remedy for travelers.

1 month ago

Donald Trump’s New Budget Calls for Air Traffic Control Privatization

Donald Trump’s New Budget Calls for Air Traffic Control Privatization

Joan Lowy, Associated Press

We have seen enough success from privatized air control systems, but we are not going to panic about this. But we will worry about how much competence goes into the privatization process.

3 months ago

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.

7 months 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?

8 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.

9 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.

10 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.

11 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.

11 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.

11 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.

12 months ago