As air rage incidents soar, a no-fly list for unruly passengers gains support

Feb 9, 2022
Most incidents involve face masks, but alcohol plays a big role too.
Nearly two-thirds of reported unruly passenger incidents last year involved face masks.
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Telecoms set to launch new 5G spectrum over FAA objections

Jan 3, 2022
In November, a warning from the Federal Aviation Administration about safety concerns led to AT&T and Verizon postponing the launch.
Despite FAA concerns over interference with altimeters, which helps planes land, Verizon and AT&T are slated to launch their 5G networks this week.
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FAA plans to reduce the time planes spend taxiing on the runway

Sep 30, 2021
In addition to reducing wait times, the FAA estimates this will reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
An American Airlines plane taxis after landing on the runway at the Miami International Airport on June 16, 2021 in Miami, Florida.
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How should the FAA regulate commercial spaceflight?

Jul 26, 2021
The industry's growth raises questions about how the FAA manages spaceports and their impact on surrounding communities.
Kevin Lang, vice president of the Little Cumberland homeowners association in Georgia, has been fighting a spaceport proposal that would involve launching rockets over members' homes.
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Can $8B in grants smooth out U.S. airports' uneven recovery?

Jun 23, 2021
Passenger numbers are bouncing back. But for business destinations and international hubs, the recovery is taking longer.
The United Airlines check-in counter at San Francisco International.
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U.S. approves return of Boeing's 737 Max airplane

Airlines using Boeing's 737 Max will have to get FAA approval for pilot training programs and complete required maintenance.
The plane had been grounded after a pair of deadly crashes revealed design flaws and trouble in the air certification process.
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Boeing, FAA failures at fault for deadly 737 Max crashes, Congress finds

Those in charge didn't necessarily understand everything about the plane's design or the safety lapses.
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Boeing 737 Max test flights set to begin

Jun 29, 2020
Air safety regulators say Boeing can start test flights of its grounded 737 Max jets.
Two 737 Max planes crashed in late 2018 and March of 2019, killing 346 people.
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Boeing will halt production of the 737 Max

Dec 16, 2019
The aircraft maker has continued to pump out the beleaguered planes, even though it can't deliver them.
Will the 737 Max fly again?
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Boeing troubles spill over into U.S. economy

Oct 21, 2019
The longer the company's 737 Max jet stays grounded, the more impact Boeing suppliers and customers feel.
Boeing's first 737 MAX 9 is rolled out for the media at the Boeing factory in Renton, Washington, in 2017.
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