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Can United Still Certify Pilots and Aircraft?

Over the weekend, numerous reports surfaced about United's ability (or lack thereof) to certify new pilots, aircraft, and launch routes following heightened scrutiny by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Many of these rumors seemingly stemmed from a letter sent by…

FAA Boosts Infrastructure Funding at 71 U.S. Airports

FAA is awarding a new batch of grants for airport infrastructure projects aimed at improving safety and capacity at 71 U.S. airports, it announced Wednesday. Projects include taxiway improvements, aircraft rescue, firefighting and snow removal equipment. The $110 million in…

FAA Calls for Boeing Action Plan to Address Quality Issues

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) sharply criticized Boeing on Wednesday, demanding a comprehensive plan within 90 days to address "systemic quality-control issues" plaguing the aerospace giant. This comes after a series of incidents, including a mid-air emergency on a brand…

Laser Strikes on Aircraft Hit Record High in 2023, FAA…

In a recent announcement, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) revealed a concerning escalation in the number of laser strikes directed at aircraft, reaching an unprecedented peak in 2023. This poses a significant threat to the safety of both pilots and…

FAA Convenes Panel to Address Air Traffic Controller Fatigue

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced the formation of a three-member expert panel to address air traffic controller fatigue following a series of near misses across the U.S. airspace system. According to the agency, the panel will analyze the…