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FAA: High Risk Of Future Crashes After Lion Air

(CNN) - A Federal Aviation Administration analysis found a high risk of future crashes after the lion air disaster. All 189 people on board were killed in October 2018 when a Boeing 737 Max crashed in Indonesian waters. A…

FAA Under Fire For Airplane Seat Tests

(CNN) - Many travelers cheered last year when congress forced the Federal Aviation Administration to investigate if shrinking airplane seats are safe. But now, some are calling foul on how it is being done. The FAA is currently testing…

FAA To Allow Pilots With Diabetes To Fly Planes

(CNN) - The Federal Aviation Administration is set to clear pilots with insulin-treated diabetes to fly commercial airliners. That's according to a U.S. Department of Transportation official, who said the new protocol could be announced as early as next…

FAA Warns Not To Arm Your Drone

(CNN) - The Federal Aviation Administration has a new warning for drone owners . Don't put guns on your quad-copters. The warning comes in response to photos and videos going around online showing drones outfitted with guns, bombs, fireworks…

737 Max Panel To Call For Changes In FAA Certification

(CNN) - An international panel wants the Federal Aviation Administration to update how it certifies planes. The joint authorities technical review was created after two Boeing 737 Max planes crashed. The panel has been looking into ways to prevent…

FAA:737 Max Software 'Operationally Suitable'

(CNN) - It looks like Boeing's 737 Max planes are one step closer to flying the friendly skies again. A Federal Aviation Administration panel released a draft report Tuesday on changes the plane manufacturer has made to training for…

Boeing Testing Software Changes To 737 MAX Planes

(CNN) - Boeing tested software changes to the 737 MAX planes over the weekend. A person briefed on the tests said pilots from the three U.S. carriers that fly the planes tested software changes to a key stabilization system…

FAA Investigating Southwest/Baggage Weight

(CNN) - The FAA is investigating how Southwest Airlines calculates the weight of checked bags, in a probe that started a year ago. According to the Wall Street Journal, which broke the story, FAA officials and agency documents indicate…

New Boeing Folding Wing Tips Approved By FAA

(CNN) - Boeing's new 777 jetliner will have folding wings. The FAA approved the design last week. The wings are so big the tips have to fold upward after landing so the plane can park at airport gates. The…

FAA: United Flaw Unsafe Plane 23 Times

(CNN) - The government is accusing United Airlines of flying an unsafe plane. The FAA wants to fine United Airlines for purportedly operating an airplane quote that was "not in air-worthy condition." United mechanics replaced a fuel pump pressure switch…