Federal Aviation Administration

  • Aviation downgrade: US clubs India with Bangladesh, Indonesia 01-02-2014 11:38 AM

    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...
  • US downgrades Indian aviation's safety ratings 31-01-2014 03:27 PM

    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...
  • US: Plane's pilot says passenger fell into ocean 15-11-2013 06:57 AM

    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...
  • Laser incidents worry US aviation officials 09-12-2010 05:25 PM

    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 co-pilots or abort landings. Over the past six years, the...
  • US agency issues space tourism rules 16-12-2006 11:35 AM

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