Operations Slowed at New York-LaGuardia as FAA Advisory Cites ‘Staffing…

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) implemented a traffic management program this morning at New York's LaGuardia Airport due to staffing issues at Washington Center. Coded as the ZDC, Washington Center is one of the busiest FAA centers in the U.S. “We have experienced a slight increase in sick leave at…

American Changes Schedule for Initial A321neo Routes

American Airlines has quietly changed the launch of its Airbus A321neo aircraft, previously scheduled to join the fleet on April 2 flying between Phoenix, Los Angeles and Orlando. The carrier confirmed to AirlineGeeks that the inaugural flight will now be AA 682 from Phoenix to Orlando on April 2. Although…

Maximum Capacity: Columbia’s Fight To Meet Success

The baggage claim rings out to the tune of the University of Missouri’s “Every True Son” and “Fight Tiger” as nearly 150 passengers from American Airlines Flight 5766 and United Airlines Flight 4407 wait in the narrow hallways of Columbia Regional Airport for their bags. Across the terminal, 136 passengers…

It’s Official: FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 Signed Into Law

Over the next few years, the airline industry can look forward to new changes both big and small as President Trump quietly signed into law the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2018 on Oct. 5. The law makes official some of the most sweeping changes to hit airlines, passengers…

Airbus A321LR Obtains EASA and FAA Approval

Airbus's evolution of the A320neo family, the A321LR, gained approval both from European aviation agency EASA and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The joint approval grants the aircraft to operate with up to three underfloor Additional Centre Tanks (ACTs), including for an ETOPS operation up to 180 minutes. This latest…

Silver Airways Cancels Branson Service Before Start

Branson Airport has announced that Silver Airways has cancelled its plans to start service to the city at the end of the month. The Florida based airline planned to start service to Branson from three cities on August 30. The reason for the cancellation was the continued delay in certification…

Popular CFM56-7B Engine Under FAA Scrutiny After Recent Onboard Fatality

Following the engine incident involving a Southwest 737-700 that resulted in the death of one passenger, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced they would be ordering the inspections of engine fan blades of certain CFM56-7B engines. CFM engines are produced by CFM International, a joint venture between General Electric and…

Trump’s Personal Pilot on Short List for New FAA Head

Trump's personal pilot is in the running to lead U.S. aviation's chief governing body, the Federal Aviation Administration, a Trump administration spokesperson confirmed to Axios late Sunday night. John Dunkin has worked for Trump since 1989 when Trump even owned his own airline. It would go out of business three…

Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner Receives FAA Certification

Boeing announced on Monday that the 787-10 Dreamliner received an amended type certificate (ATC) from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), clearing the airplane for commercial service. The awarding of the ATC caps a successful test program that began in March 2017 and involved three flight-test airplanes that accumulated about 900 test…