Federal Aviation Administration News
FAA bans US commercial aircraft from Middle East airspace
Following a recent strike on American military bases in the region, US carriers will be barred from airspace over Iraq, Iran, the Gulf of Oman and the waters between Iran and Saudi Arabia.
Boeing to suspend 737 Max production from January
Boeing has said it will suspend production of new 737 Max aircraft from next month. The plane type has been grounded since March following two fatal crashes.
FAA Issues Photo ID Rule
WASHINGTON - In a move to further balance security and the needs of the aviation community, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing revised rules that provide a readily available, low-cost way for pilots to carry acceptable photo identification when flying. FAA Administrator Marion C. Blakey announced the new rules today at a conference sponsored by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) in Palm Springs, Calif.