FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

  • Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on US flights to Israel July 24, 2014

    Washington: The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on US flights to Israel, which it had imposed out of concern over the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets. The agency made its decision late on Wednesday after working with other US government entities to assess the security situation...
  • Aviation downgrade: US clubs India with Bangladesh, Indonesia February 1, 2014

    US authorities have downgraded India's aviation safety rating, citing a lack of safety oversight, meaning the country's carriers cannot increase flights to the world's biggest aviation market and face extra checks for existing ones. India said it expected to resolve by March all concerns raised by the US Federal Aviation Administration,...
  • US downgrades Indian aviation's safety ratings January 31, 2014

    New Delhi: India's aviation safety ratings have been downgraded by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) from the top to the second category, which would affect expansion of flights by Indian carriers to the United States. The downgrade from Category I to II means that Indian aviation regulator does not meet the...
  • US: Plane's pilot says passenger fell into ocean November 15, 2013

    Miami: A US pilot says a passenger fell out of his small plane into the ocean off Miami. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says the call came on Thursday afternoon. The plane was flying at about 2,000 feet (609 metres) when the call came in, she said. Coast Guard and...
  • US: Harlem Shake on flight lands students in trouble March 1, 2013

    Colorado Springs: The latest craze to sweep the Internet is bringing college students the wrong kind of attention - from the Federal Aviation Administration. During a flight from Colorado Springs to San Diego, a group of students started the Harlem Shake, a dance to a song of the same name. In...
  • India grounds Air India's Dreamliners after US decision January 17, 2013

    New Delhi: India on Thursday grounded all six of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft operated by stateowned carrier Air India. The Indian aviation regulator said the decision was made after the US Federal Aviation Administration and Japan also grounded their Dreamliner aircraft. "The FAA has issued an advisory to ground...
  • FAA calls Dreamliner safe, but will review Boeing 787 January 12, 2013

    Washington: The US government has stepped in to assure the public that Boeing's new 787 "Dreamliner" is safe to fly, even as it launched a comprehensive review to find out what caused a fire, a fuel leak and other worrisome incidents this week. "I believe this plane is safe, and...
  • Laser incidents worry US aviation officials December 9, 2010

    Washington: US officials are worried about a steady increase of people pointing lasers at aircraft cockpits. They say the intense light can distract and temporarily blind pilots and has caused some to relinquish control of planes and helicopters to their copilots or abort landings. Over the past six years, the Federal...
  • US airport staff let kid direct air traffic, inquiry underway March 4, 2010

    New York: An investigation is underway into why a young child, apparently under an adult's supervision, was allowed to direct air traffic at New York City's John F Kennedy International Airport, US authorities said on Wednesday. In transmissions broadcast by local media, the young child whose age is unknown...
  • Mystery fireball streaks across Texas sky February 16, 2009

    Dallas: What looked like a fireball streaked across the Texas sky on Sunday morning, leading many people to call authorities to report seeing falling debris. "We don't know what it was," said Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Roland Herwig. The Williamson County Sheriff's Office used a helicopter to search after callers said they...
  • US agency issues space tourism rules December 16, 2006

    Washington: Thrillseekers looking to blast into space would need to be informed in writing of serious risks including death and promise not to sue the government under the firstever rules for commercial space travel. The rules issued on Friday by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) mandate training and medical...