federal aviation administration

Parts didn’t breach failed airline engine’s casing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The outer casing of an engine that failed aboard a Spirit Airlines plane earlier this week wasn’t breached by parts from inside the engine, contrary to initial reports provided to the National […]

10/17/2013

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Correction: Shutdown-FAA story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Oct. 7 about the federal government shutdown, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Federal Aviation Administration is recalling to work employees who register new planes. Those employees have […]

10/08/2013

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FAA brings back some workers as shutdown drags on

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Aviation Administration officials say 800 furloughed employees, including some safety inspectors, are being asked to return to work this week despite no end in sight to the partial government shutdown. The […]

10/07/2013

In this Sept. 20, 2013 photo, a National Guard soldier mans a roadblock as a bulldozer clears concrete flood debris from a damaged road being repaired after last week's flood, west of Longmont, Colo. A bitter budget fight has led to a U.S. government shutdown Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, leaving hundreds of thousands of federal workers without paychecks and shutting down federal services all over the country. National Guard soldiers rebuilding washed-out roads in Colorado would apparently be paid on time _ along with the rest of the country’s active-duty personnel _ under a bill passed hours before the shutdown. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

Americans anxious, irritated as gov’t shuts down

NEW YORK (AP) — From New York’s Liberty Island to Alaska’s Denali National Park, the U.S. government closed its doors as a bitter budget fight idled hundreds of thousands of federal workers and halted all […]

09/30/2013

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Update: Executive, son believed killed in jet crash

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) – A construction company CEO and his son were believed to be aboard a jet that slammed into a hangar and burst into flames after landing at a Southern California airport, […]

09/30/2013

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United pilot suffers heart attack during flight

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – A United Airlines pilot died after suffering a major heart attack while flying from Houston to Seattle, forcing crew members to make an emergency landing in Idaho while two doctors on […]

09/27/2013

Stricken United plane captain dies in Boise

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A United Airlines captain suffered an apparent heart attack while piloting a plane from Houston to Seattle and passengers stepped in to help with a doctor performing CPR and an off-duty […]

09/27/2013

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Panel backs easing electronic device use on planes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Industry 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. Officials […]

09/26/2013

A small Draganflyer X6 drone during a test flight in Mesa County, Colo., with a Forward Looking Infer Red payload. (AP Photo/Mesa County Sheriff's Unmanned Operations Team)

Justice Department spent nearly $5M on drones

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has been using drones to support its law enforcement operations since 2006 and has spent more than $3 million on the unmanned aircraft, the Justice Department’s internal watchdog said Thursday. […]

09/26/2013

Colton Charleston, 4, competes in the Muttonbusting sheep riding event during the annual rodeo in Deer Trail, Colo., Aug. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Colorado town mulls drone hunts to decry spying

DEER TRAIL, Colo. (AP) — This tiny plains town an hour east of Denver doesn’t have much to offer visitors — a gas station, a bar and a small-time rodeo one weekend a year. But […]

08/22/2013

Debris burns as a UPS cargo plane lies on a hill at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport after crashing on approach, Wednesday, Aug. 14,  2013, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Hal Yeager)

Officials: UPS cargo jet crashes in Ala.; 2 killed

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A UPS cargo plane crashed and burned Wednesday morning on the outskirts of an Alabama airport, killing two crew members and scattering boxes and charred debris across a grassy field, officials […]

08/14/2013

Debris burns as a UPS cargo plane lies on a hill at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport after crashing on approach, Wednesday, Aug. 14,  2013, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Hal Yeager)

UPS cargo jet crashes in Birmingham, Ala.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A UPS cargo plane crashed Wednesday morning in an open field just outside an airport in Birmingham, Ala. There were no homes in the immediate area of the crash, said Toni […]

08/14/2013

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