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DOT Says FAA Allowed Southwest To Endanger Passengers

A report released Feb. 11 by the inspector general at the Department of Transportation says Dallas-based Southwest Airlines put millions of passengers at risk by flying aircraft that did not adhere to basic U.S. safety standards. The 27-page report published Tuesday details how the airline operated "more than 150,000 flights on previously owned aircraft that did not meet U.S. aviation standards," a fact that supposedly put 17.2 million passengers at risk over the course of that same period. That information…

Bahamasair Boeing 737-500s Unable to Fly into U.S. Airspace

For the past ten years, pilots and airlines in the United States have had a deadline. As part of the FAA’s NextGen plan for air traffic control, aircraft flying in certain airspace in the United States are required to have ADS-B technology onboard. The deadline for the aircraft to be…

Opinion: It’s Time to Rebuild Trust in the Aviation Industry

Recently, I participated in a discussion panel about the Boeing 737 MAX incidents, which took me to a lot of research, and deep thinking about the aviation industry, which I admire and respect. Studying the final report on the Lion Air 610 accident, I realized that technology can create better…

FAA Orders Inspections Into Boeing 737 Next-Generation Aircraft

In another blow to the world’s largest aircraft manufacturer, the FAA has ordered inspections to be conducted on the Boeing 737 Next-Generation (NG) type after cracks were found. As reported by the BBC, the cracks were found during maintenance on a heavily flown aircraft. Other cracks have reportedly been found…

FAA Prohibits U.S. Carriers from Persian Gulf Airspace, Other Airlines…

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) to all U.S. air carriers, commercial operators and those pilots issued with FAA airman certificates prohibiting overflying the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman due to “heightened military activities and increased political tensions.” The order comes after…

MAX Cancellations Continue to Drag On, but Boeing Sees End…

American Airlines announced it will cancel flights on its Boeing 737 MAX aircraft until after Labor Day in the U.S., which this year takes place Sept. 2. The setback comes during a week in which American continues to face rolling delays and cancellations resulting from massive storms that ravaged operations…

U.S. Congress Seeks Answers From Boeing on 737 MAX: ‘What…

The ongoing investigation by the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee into the two crashes involving the now grounded Boeing 737 MAX aircraft is in receipt of information that the manufacturer knew of a faulty safety alert light when deliveries began to airlines in 2017. Congressman Rick Larsen Chair of…

Breaking Down the New Airline Emissions Agreement

Over a dozen U.S.-based airlines and airline management companies have agreed to a new United Nations proposal that would work to cut emissions in the commercial aviation industry as a part of a growing effort by the organization to slow and prevent climate change. All three of the U.S. legacy…

The Grounding of Boeing’s MAX Costs American Millions

The grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX by the Federal Aviation Administration will come at an estimated cost of $350 million to American Airlines, as reported by the airline during an updated profit forecast for the year. The airline has canceled flights through August while waiting for Boeing to release…

The FAA’s Meeting with Airlines on the MAX: What Comes…

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the governing and regulating body of U.S. aviation, held meetings April 12 with representatives from three major U.S. airlines and their pilot unions to discuss the future of Boeing 737 MAX operations in the U.S. American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines, the three U.S.…