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FAA Has Its Culprit for
That Massive Outage
Jan 20, 2023 6:11 AM CST
FAA Has Its Culprit for That Massive Outage
Agency blames contractor who accidentally deleted files while trying to synchronize NOTAM databases
- An error by "contract personnel" led to the grounding of flights across the US last week for the first time since the 9/11 attacks, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The unnamed personnel accidentally deleted files on the Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) database, which notifies pilots of potential...
Corrupt File Was Behind
Massive FAA Outage
Jan 12, 2023 12:56 AM CST
Corrupt File Was Behind Massive FAA Outage
It was found in a main safety system as well as its backup system, sources say
- A corrupt file appears to have been behind the Federal Aviation Administration system outage Wednesday that caused the first national grounding of flights in the US since the 9/11 attacks. The corrupt file was found in the main Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) system as well as in the backup...
Buttigieg Vows to Find, Fix
Cause of FAA Outage
Jan 11, 2023 6:32 PM CST
Buttigieg Vows to Find, Fix Cause of FAA Outage
It caused the first national grounding of flights since 9/11 attacks
- More than 10,000 flights have now been delayed or canceled by the first national grounding of flights since the 9/11 attacks—and authorities are still trying to determine the cause of the system outage that led to the grounding. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg tells CNN that there's no...
FAA Clears Flights to Depart
After Hours-Long Ground Stop
Jan 11, 2023 8:30 AM CST
FAA Clears Flights to Depart After Hours-Long Ground Stop
The Notice to Air Missions System failed on Tuesday night
- The FAA is lifting a ground stop on flights across the US following a computer outage early Wednesday that resulted in thousands of delays and hundreds of cancellations at airports nationwide. The FAA ordered all departing flights grounded early Wednesday, but lifted that order just before 9am Eastern after several...
After System Outage,
FAA Grounds All US Flights
Jan 11, 2023 6:55 AM CST
After System Outage, FAA Grounds All US Flights
All domestic flights halted until 9am while agency scrambles to restore Notice to Air Missions System
- A computer outage at the Federal Aviation Administration brought flights to a standstill across the US on Wednesday, reports the AP , with hundreds of delays quickly cascading through the system at airports nationwide. The FAA ordered all US flights to delay departures until 9am Eastern, though airlines said they were...
FAA Workers' 911 Call Sheds
Light on 'Midair Mystery'
Aug 3, 2022 7:37 AM CDT
FAA Workers' 911 Call Sheds Light on 'Midair Mystery'
Employees tell dispatcher that pilot said co-pilot Charles Hew Crooks jumped out of plane
- More details are filtering in on what's been deemed a "midair mystery" involving a co-pilot who exited his turboprop plane midflight and fell to his death. The timeline has since been pieced together regarding what happened to Charles Hew Crooks in the skies over North Carolina on Friday...
People With Lasers Torment
Pilots at Record-Setting Rate
May 3, 2022 6:23 PM CDT
People With Lasers Torment Pilots at Record-Setting Rate
'It's a guy thing,' says one expert, and also a federal crime
- It’s not a new problem, but it’s worse than ever. Last year alone, the FAA recorded over 9,700 cases in which laser beams struck cockpits, per the
New York Times.
It was a record high, but some 70,000 cases have been reported since 2010, and—worldwide—...
They Tried to Swap Planes
Midair. It Didn't Quite Work
Apr 25, 2022 8:13 AM CDT
They Tried to Swap Planes Midair. It Didn't Quite Work
FAA probing Sunday stunt in Arizona, which led to one plane crashing; both pilots are OK
The Federal Aviation Administration has launched a probe into a failed stunt in the sky. Cousins Luke Aikins and Andy Farrington, daredevil Red Bull skydivers who'd hoped to swap Cessna single-seat airplanes in midair, didn't see their feat go as planned on Sunday: One of the pilots...
FAA: YouTuber Crashed
Plane for the Clicks
Apr 22, 2022 12:43 PM CDT
FAA: YouTuber Crashed Plane for the Clicks
Former Olympian Trevor Jacob's pilot license to be revoked
- A pilot deliberately crashed his small plane so he could air the footage on his YouTube page, a Federal Aviation Administration investigation has concluded. Trevor Jacob, a former Olympian snowboarder whose YouTube channel dedicated to extreme sports counts 134,000 subscribers, had multiple cameras rolling as he jumped out of...
Be Glad Someone Takes
Airplane 'Snarge' Seriously
Apr 17, 2022 5:30 PM CDT
Be Glad Someone Takes Airplane 'Snarge' Seriously
There's a word for what becomes of birds that collide with airplanes
- Following a recent piece about the origin myth of starlings—the small black birds that move in cloud-like, synchronous flocks—
New York Times
writer Jason Bittel was overrun with questions and commentary about “snarge,” the term biologists and aviation professionals use for the bits or clumps of bird...
FAA Wants to Fine
Apr 8, 2022 5:30 PM CDT
FAA Wants to Fine Passenger $82K
Another would have to pay $77K after both are accused of biting people on flights
- Two airline passengers accused of biting people on their flights are facing the highest fines ever imposed for bad behavior by the FAA. The agency is seeking a penalty of almost $82,000 against a woman it says fought crew members and other passengers on an American Airlines flight last...
Put Unruly Passengers on
'No-Fly' List, Airline Urges
Feb 5, 2022 5:05 PM CST
Put Unruly Passengers on 'No-Fly' List, Airline Urges
Delta asks attorney general to blacklist convicted customers
- Delta Air Lines has asked Attorney General Merrick Garland to establish a federal "no-fly" list and to put any passenger convicted of disrupting a flight on it. "This action will help prevent future incidents and serve as a strong symbol of the consequences of not complying with crew...
Cops: Air Marshal Tried to Help,
but Flier Assaulted Him, Too
Dec 10, 2021 11:25 AM CST
Cops: Air Marshal Tried to Help, but Flier Assaulted Him, Too
Ariel Pennington arrested after 'unruly' behavior on Delta flight
- Another report of a dust-up in the air, this time on a Delta flight that departed from Washington, DC, Thursday night. It was bound for Los Angeles but ended up landing in Oklahoma City, where Police Capt. Arthur Gregory told CNN a passenger assaulted a flight attendant and then assaulted...
FAA Wants Fines of $160K
From 8 Airline Passengers
Nov 22, 2021 4:58 PM CST
FAA Wants Fines of $160K From 8 Airline Passengers
All of the disruptions involved alcohol
- Federal officials said Monday they are seeking more than $160,000 in fines from eight airline passengers over incidents involving alcohol. The Federal Aviation Administration said the biggest single proposed fine, topping $40,000, involves a passenger who brought alcohol on the plane and drank it, smoked marijuana in the...
American Eagle Passengers
Saw Something, Said Something
Oct 10, 2021 2:36 PM CDT
American Eagle Passengers Saw Something, Said Something
Passenger was briefly detained and released after authorities found no threats
- People are on edge. Flying is still safe and we’re not trying to scare you. But there’s no getting around that there’s been a massive uptick in the number of unruly passenger incidents. Way back in August the FAA released a public service announcement asking people to...
Passengers Kicked Off Flight,
Rest of Plane Celebrates
Sep 20, 2021 4:34 PM CDT
Passengers Kicked Off Flight, Rest of Plane Celebrates
Two people were forced to deplane after refusing to mask up properly
- Masks are required in airports and on commercial airliners. It’s not just a common-sense guideline to curtail the spread of COVID, it’s a federal law . And it’s not new; the rule has been in place since February . But it still seems to come as a surprise to...
Prosecutors Near Charges
for Boeing's Top 737 Max Pilot
Sep 17, 2021 4:08 PM CDT
Prosecutors Near Charges for Boeing's Top 737 Max Pilot
Details on tricky flight-control system were left out of pilot manual
- Federal investigators are close to charging a former pilot for Boeing with misleading the FAA about problems tied to two fatal crashes of the 737 Max. Mark Forkner, who was the company's chief technical pilot when the plane was developed, would be the first Boeing employee prosecuted over the...
FAA Issues Warning About
Aug 25, 2021 3:08 AM CDT
FAA Issues Warning About Unruly Passengers
Incidents are up—a lot, agency says
- The Federal Aviation Administration has had it up to here with unruly airplane passengers. In a public service announcement released Tuesday letting everyone know that "unruly behavior doesn't fly," the FAA announced that since 2021 began, there have been 3,988 reports of unruly passengers, 2,928...
FAA Makes Big
Ask of Airports to
Control Unruly Travelers
Aug 5, 2021 10:10 AM CDT
FAA Makes Big Ask of Airports to Control Unruly Travelers
Agency wants bars, restaurants to nix booze 'to go,' as passengers try to bring those drinks on board
- Multiple airlines have already cut back on serving alcohol in the air, due to a spike in incidents involving out-of-control passengers, and now the Federal Aviation Administration is appealing to airports to do their part. Per NBC News , FAA chief Steve Dickson's letter to airport managers on Tuesday noted...
'Keep Out Zone,'
and Musk Is
Jun 30, 2021 8:59 AM CDT
Aircraft Entered 'Keep Out Zone,' and Musk Is Pissed
Says space regulations aren't keeping up with the times
- A Tuesday SpaceX launched ended up being scrubbed 11 seconds prior to liftoff due to a wayward helicopter, and Elon Musk is displeased. "An aircraft entered the 'keep out zone', which is unreasonably gigantic," he tweeted after the snafu. "There is simply no way that humanity...
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