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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.
Boeing’s beleaguered 787 could be flying again within a week after federal officials approved a fix for its batteries, even though the root cause of a fire on one plane and smoke on another still isn’t known.
A former University of Oklahoma starting quarterback was one of two people killed when a small aircraft smashed into a house in northern Indiana, officials said Monday.
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.
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.
The two recent fuel leaks come in the wake of electrical panel issues in three other 787 jets in December.
Following reports of two fuel leaks on Boeing 787 Dreamliners operated by foreign airlines, the FAA has directed the Chicago-based company to inspect all 787s for airworthiness.
Federal authorities were investigating the cause of a fatal plane crash near Joliet on Tuesday.
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.
Susan Shea has a message for all the opponents and pessimists who don’t think the South Suburban Airport ever will be built near Peotone: “To the naysayers, this is it. The FAA would not tell us this is the preferred place. This is where it’s going to be.”
Plans to keep residents and dignitaries safe during the NATO Summit include a no-fly zone, with a shoot-to-kill warning for those who break the ban.
Cleanup continues in Aurora Thursday, following a diesel fuel spill in the Fox River.
Approximately 1,500 gallons of diesel fuel leaked from the Federal Aviation Administration facility in west suburban Aurora Wednesday morning.
A Chicago sleep researcher says new federal rules requiring more sleep for airline pilots are a definitely improvement, but are still inadequate.
Three people were killed and two others injured when a small plane transporting a medical patient crashed late Monday in north suburban Riverwoods.
There are major airliners flying planes without potentially life-saving gear — life rafts. These rafts can protect passengers from frigid and fast-moving water when a plane has to emergency ditch in the water.
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.
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.
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