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After Germanwings And Malaysia Airlines Tragedies, The FAA Will Study Pilots' Mental Health
The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday that it will join forces with air carriers and the medical community to study the mental and emotional health of commercial pilots. The study could lead to sweeping new recommendations affecting pilots, the airlines and government procedures.
FAA Hiring Scandal Barely Registers with the Media
05-26-2015: The Fox Business Network (FBN) should be congratulated for launching a six-month investigation into the Federal Aviation Administration's hiring practices.
Airbus issues software bug alert after fatal plane crash
05-20-2015: Airbus has issued a critical alert calling for immediate checks on all its A400M aircraft after a report identified a software bug as having caused a fatal crash in Spain earlier this month.
As corporate plane crashes mount, the pattern of pilot error emerges
05-14-2015: An examination by Bloomberg News of US accident records dating back to 2000 shows repeated examples of pilots flying sophisticated small aircraft skipping rudimentary safety checks, working days so long that they test the boundaries of human endurance, or overlooking routine hazards such as ice on the wings.
Bird Strike Does Disturbing Damage To The Nose Of A 737
05-08-2015: Looking at the caved-in nose of this Boeing 737-800, you'd think it flew into a flying water buffalo. But the damage was caused by a single bird — a potent reminder of what can happen when objects collide at high speed.
FAA Investigation Substantiates Mechanics Safety Complaint Against American Airlines
05-01-2015: A March 25 letter from the Federal Aviation Administration to six American Airlines mechanics, who filed whistleblower complaints against the airline for allegedly retaliating against them for reporting maintenance improprieties, states that an investigation of the airline by the agency's Flight Standards Service "substantiated that a violation of an order, regulation or standard of the FAA related to air carrier safety occurred."
FAA Orders Fix for Possible Power Loss in Boeing 787
04-30-2015: Many mechanical components in the Boeing 787 have been replaced with electrical ones for lower weight and more economical operation, but that has also made it much more reliant on electrical power than previous generations of planes.
FAA proposes $430,000 fine against Beechcraft
04-16-2015: The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has proposed a $430,000 civil penalty against Beechcraft Corp. in Wichita for what it says was a failure to maintain quality control in the production process.
FAA Calls Out 'Systemic' Hazard at United
04-10-2015: Federal aviation inspectors stepped up oversight of United Continental Holdings Inc. two months ago, citing risks from repeated violations of mandatory pilot qualification and scheduling requirements.
FAA Once Again Fines Southwest Airlines For Maintenance Related Violations
04-01-2015: For the second time in the last 12 months, Southwest Airlines is facing another fine from the Federal Aviation Administration because of safety issues; this time totaling $328,550.

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