A Boeing 787 operated by Ethiopian Airlines flew from Ethiopia to Kenya’s capital Saturday, the first commercial flight since air safety authorities grounded the Dreamliners after incidents with smoldering batteries on two different planes in January.
Congressman Dan Lipinski (D-IL) has written to the Federal Aviation Administration, questioning why Midway International Airport has been placed on a list of 72 airports where air traffic control towers could be closed overnight.
A Boeing plan to redesign the 787 Dreamliner’s fire-plagued lithium-ion batteries won approval Tuesday from the Federal Aviation Administration, moving the cutting-edge planes a step closer to flying passengers again.
With no deal in sight to avoid $85 billion in automatic federal budget cuts – known as the sequester – airports could see delays, some public services might be disrupted, and many federal workers could be forced to take lower pay, layoffs, or mandatory furloughs.
The federal government grounded Boeing’s newest and most technologically advanced jetliner Wednesday, declaring that U.S. airlines cannot fly the 787 again until the risk of battery fires is addressed.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford says a single-engine Grumman AA1 crashed while trying to land just before 1:30 p.m. Sunday. He says local authorities told the FAA both people on board died.
A small plane “landed” on Interstate 94 Monday night outside Racine, Wis., the Federal Aviation Administration said.
The Federal Aviation Administration has issued new restrictions on takeoffs and landings across the country, after three planes came dangerously close together in Washington, D.C.
Something that happened over downtown Chicago Thursday morning is confirmation that the fear of another 9/11 is never far from people’s minds.
Cleanup continues in Aurora Thursday, following a diesel fuel spill in the Fox River.
A flight from Houston to Chicago was diverted to St. Louis on Sunday after an unruly passenger tried to open a plane door during the flight.
The nation’s railroads have used something called a “dead man switch” as a crucial safety device. Now there are calls for something similar in airport traffic control towers.
The Federal Aviation Administration says it was investigating an incident involving an Air National Guard plane carrying first lady Michelle Obama.
A new report by the Federal Aviation Administration says O’Hare International Airport has had several close calls that could have resulted in fatal air crashes.
Mistakes are increasing among air traffic controllers at O’Hare International Airport, according to new data.
“Your flight is delayed for a safety check,” is not exactly a comforting one to hear as you’re getting on the plane, but that’s exactly what happened for some United passengers.
Lasers are being pointed at aircraft cockpits in the United States at a record number, and last year, O’Hare International Airport had the second highest number of incidents.
The Illinois Department of Transportation’s Division of Aeronautics announced Friday the one of the final planning documents for the South Suburban Airport has been submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration for review.
The crash of a small home-built aircraft has killed one man about a mile and a half east of the Decatur airport.
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