Pilot Fatigue Possible Factor In Deadly UPS Jet Crash Pilot fatigue is among several issues being eyed by accident investigators as possible factors in the fatal predawn crash of a UPS cargo jet in Alabama last August.
Report: Pilots Often Head To Wrong AirportsDo you know the way to San Jose? Quite a few airline pilots apparently don't.
Lightning Strike at BWI Exposes Airport Towers VulnerabilityA lightning strike that injured an air traffic controller at Baltimore's main airport has exposed a potential vulnerability at airport towers during storms.
FAA To Examine Airport TowersAfter a lightning strike injured a controller at BWI, the FAA will test lightning protection systems for airport towers.
1 Killed, 2 Injured in Aspen, Colo., Plane Crash A fiery plane crash at the Aspen airport Sunday afternoon killed one person and injured two others, one severely, Colorado authorities said.
FAA Names Virginia Tech Among Test Sites for DronesUniversities in Virginia, Maryland and New Jersey were among those selected Monday to collaborate on developing test sites for drones, a technology one U.S. senator compared to the development of the cellphone.
FAA Report To Call For Overweight Pilot Sleep Evaluations, More Manual TrainingThe Federal Aviation Administration is set to announce that medical examiners will be evaluating overweight pilots and controllers for sleep problems as part of a series of commercial airline policy changes.
FAA: Drone Access To US Skies Will Be Long ProcessFederal officials are acknowledging widespread drone access to U.S. skies faces significant hurdles and will take longer than Congress expected.
FAA Expanding Use of Electronic Devices Throughout FlightsThe Federal Aviation Administration has determined that passengers can now use portable electronic devices such as e-readers, video players and video games throughout all stages of a flight.
Panel Backs Easing Electronic Device Use On AirplanesIndustry officials say an advisory committee is urging the Federal Aviation Administration to relax its restrictions on airline passenger use of smartphones and other personal electronic devices during takeoffs and landings.
BWI Reopens After Lightning Strike That Injured 1Federal officials and the head of an air traffic control group says a worker was hurt when lightning struck BWI Airport Thursday afternoon, shutting down flight operations.
FAA Warns Against 'Drone Hunting,' Shooting At Unmanned Aircraft For RewardFederal aviation officials are warning that people who fire guns at drones could be prosecuted or fined.
FAA To Expand Airline First Officer Qualifications The amount and type of flying experience first officers — also known as co-pilots — must have to qualify to fly for an airline will be significantly increased and expanded under new regulations announced Wednesday by the Federal Aviation Administration.
FAA Pushing For Gate-To-Gate Use of Electronic Devices For Airline PassengersRelief may be on the way for airline passengers who can't bear to be separated even briefly from their personal electronic devices.
FAA To Staff 72 Airport Control Towers At Night Seventy-two airport towers and other air traffic control facilities that were slated to close at night due to budget cuts will get to stay open, the Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday.