U.S. airline regulators have ordered inspections on engine fan blades like the one that snapped off a Southwest Airlines plane, leading to the death of a woman who was partially blown out a window.
By David Koenig and Claudia Lauer, Associated Press
In the news wrap Tuesday, an engine exploded on a Southwest airlines flight, en route from New York City to Dallas. It sent metal fragments into a window and killed a woman. Also, the IRS website for online payments broke…
WASHINGTON — As the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that carriers were deliberately signaling business decisions to each other.
By Scott Mayerowitz, Eric Tucker, David Koenig, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply in three separate cases with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners.
By Joan Lowy, Associated Press
American Airlines canceled some 900 flights Thursday for a third day of deep-reaching schedule changes due to a new round of tighter FAA safety inspections. An airline safety expert and an FAA representative examine the impact on the airline industry…
By PBS NewsHour
American Airlines, the world's largest carrier, cancelled 850 additional flights on Wednesday after cancelling nearly 500 on Tuesday in order to reinspect and possibly rework the wiring of its widely-used MD-80 fleet.
Veteran Federal Aviation Administration inspectors told a House committee Thursday that safety violations by Southwest Airlines were ignored by their supervisors due to the "cozy" relationship between FAA officials and the airline. An analyst examines federal oversight of commercial airlines.
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