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#FAA

# faa - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

US orders review into how Boeing 737 Max got license to operate

The Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft was involved in two fatal accidents within five months.

# faa - Thursday 19 April, 2018

Southwest Airlines engine explosion linked to similar accident in 2016

A Southwest Airlines plane was forced into an emergency landing on Tuesday after one of its engines exploded.

# faa - Monday 28 July, 2014

US aviation authority threatens Southwest Airlines with $12m fine over safety concerns

The FAA says the fine relates to repairs made to Boeing 737 planes in Southwest Airlines’ fleet.

# faa - Sunday 5 January, 2014

Plane lands on New York City highway

Miraculously, nobody was seriously injured as the plane touched down on a busy road in afternoon traffic.

# faa - Thursday 31 October, 2013

It's official, gadgets allowed on US flights by the end of the year

Mobile phones still cannot be used for voice calls while in flight says the Federal Aviation Administration.

# faa - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

FAA panel advises lifting ban on use of gadgets during take-off and landing

The panel said a ban should remain on browsing the Internet and sending or receiving texts and emails while the plane is flying below 10,000 feet.

# faa - Saturday 12 January, 2013

Boeing 787 Dreamliners to undergo in-depth safety review - FAA

The announcement came after a recent spate of incidents involving the aircraft.

# faa - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

US aviation authority warns of fines for directing lasers at aircraft US

US aviation authority warns of fines for directing lasers at aircraft

FAA warns: “Point the laser, pay the price”, after receiving over 1,100 reports this year of lasers being directed at pilots while in flight.

# faa - Saturday 23 April, 2011

Air traffic controllers press for nap time after spate of lapses on the job

A series of recent incidents where air traffic controllers have fallen asleep on the job has caused a furore in the US.

# faa - Wednesday 20 April, 2011

New air traffic control rules after Michelle Obama's plane aborts landing US

New air traffic control rules after Michelle Obama's plane aborts landing

Flight carrying US first lady was forced to abort a landing after air traffic controllers mistakenly allowed the place come too close to a military plane.

# faa - Tuesday 5 April, 2011

American aviation authority demands inspection of all older Boeing jets

The FAA’s order comes as Southwest Airlines finishes inspecting its entire fleet after a panel burst open mid-flight.