The United States Federal Aviation Administration has released the findings of a review team formed in January 2013 to review the design of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The joint team of FAA and Boeing technical experts found that the aircraft was soundly designed, met its intended safety level, and that the manufacturer and the FAA had effective processes in place to identify and correct issues that emerged before and after certification.
Anyone who has flown on a commercial airliner has heard the flight attendant tell passengers to turn off all cell phones, computers, e-readers and other devices once the cabin door is closed, and leave them off until the plane reaches 10,000 feet. The FAA has recognised this is an area of intense consumer interest, so the agency has brought all the important stakeholders together to facilitate a discussion on this issue.
The Federal Aviation Administration in the United States has issued an emergency airworthiness directive requiring all Boeing 787 Dreamliners to temporarily cease operations. The decision follows a similar move from Japanese carriers, with Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways yesterday grounding all Dreamliners following an onboard battery fire.
All Nippon Airways has grounded its fleet of 17 Boeing 787 Dreamliners after flight NH692 from Yamaguchi Ube was forced to make an emergency landing shortly after take-off. Japan Airlines has followed suit, confirming it would ground its fleet of seven 787s from 16 January until further notice.
The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) today announced the activation of new NextGen technology that will help pilots address inclement weather around Montrose Regional Airport in western Colorado.
Boeing has received certification for the new 747-8 Intercontinental from the United States Federal Aviation Administration. Certification clears the way for delivery of the new airplane early next year.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $2,425,000 civil penalty against Cessna Aircraft Co., of Wichita, Kan., after carbon composite parts of the wing of one of its aircraft came apart during flight.
Senators in the United States have voted in favour of legislation temporarily renewing funding for the Federal Aviation Authority. The deal potentially averts a shutdown of investment programmes across the US, with thousands of jobs safeguarded.
Legislators in the United States House of Representatives have passed a bill temporarily renewing aviation construction funding. The Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) was forced to issue a series of ‘stop work’ orders in July following a disagreement over funding.
Senators in the United States have struck an agreement to end the virtual shutdown of airport construction in the country and halted tax payments by airlines. Construction work was halted late last month when the Federal Aviation Authority issued ‘stop work’ noticed on a number of projects after Congress failed to pass legislation giving it the authority for work to continue.
American president Barack Obama has called on Congress to resolve a funding impasse which has forced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to suspend infrastructure investment in US aviation. FAA officials last month issued ‘stop work’ notices after Congress failed to pass legislation giving it the authority for work to continue.
While there is likely to be little short-term impact on the credit ratings of American airports following the cessation of investment from the Federal Aviation Administration, long-term impacts could be significant.