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The FAA, or Federal Aviation Administration, is the United States' civil aviation regulator. The agency is heavily involved the certification of new Boeing products.


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FAA Reaches 2023 Hiring Goal For Air Traffic Controllers

The administration has hired 1,500 air traffic controllers this year alone.

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Boom Supersonic’s XB-1 Has Experimental Certification: What’s Next?

Boom Supersonic's XB-1 prototype is cleared for test flight. Read on for what's being tested with XB-1 and why.

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FAA Issues New Alert To Prevent Ground Crew Injuries

The alert was released after two incidents, one of them deadly.

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EASA & The FAA Certify The Dassault Falcon 6X Private Jet

The certification comes after over two years of test flight campaigns.

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FAA Issues Response To The New York Times Close Call Report

Nearly 50 near-miss incidents involving commercial aircraft reportedly occurred last month.

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Airlines Continue To Avoid Afghan Airspace Though FAA Allows It

Safety concerns about such operations are keeping airlines from flying over Afghanistan.

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How Does The FAA Deal With Hurricanes?

With 2023 set to be a big year for hurricanes, we take a look at how the FAA is preparing.

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FAA To Pause Departures From East Coast Airports Due To Major Storm

Delays and cancellations have stemmed from crew displacement and thunderstorms.

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65 Years Old This Month: A Guide To The FAA's Main Responsibilities

From overseeing airports and pilot certification to research and safety regulation - and more.

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Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 Returns To Orlando With Burst Tire

Two suffered minor injuries in the incident.

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Have Mexico's Hopes Of Regaining Category 1 Taken A Hit?

The FAA is set to announce Mexico's latest IASA results in the next few days, according to reports.

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Explained: Part 121 Airline Rules In The United States

A detailed description of Part 121 from its inception to the modern day.

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FAA Issues Ground Stop At Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

The order caused planes to be held up for about an hour as temperatures soared above 100 degrees.

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FAA Invests More Than $90 Million To Reach Net-Zero Goals

The agency said the effort is helping airports become more sustainable.

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United Airlines CEO Meets With FAA Chief After Operational Meltdown

Kirby has backtracked on earlier criticism of the agency.

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Can You Take Camera Batteries On Planes?

Yes, but there’s a catch.

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World's First 'Flying Car' Gets Special Airworthiness Certification From FAA

The passenger compartment remains stationary as the car's body spins around into a biplane configuration.

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United Airlines CEO Calls Out FAA On Disruptions In The Northeast

More than 10,000 flights were affected on two consecutive days.

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Europe's Last Boeing B-17 'Flying Fortress' Is Set To Fly Again

Europe's final heavy bomber is again airworthy.

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IATA Joins Forces With FAA, ICAO & More To Improve Aviation Safety In Africa

Safety is one of the critical areas of the Focus Africa initiative.