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  • Phoenix residents want court to review FAA flight paths 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 8:37 pm

    PHOENIX - Phoenix homeowners who say flight paths are plaguing neighborhoods with noise and don't appear to be going away want a federal appeals court to step in.

  • Drone spotted at Kennedy Airport; 2nd in 3 days 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 3:58 pm

    NEW YORK - Federal officials say a pilot has reported a drone aircraft while approaching Kennedy International Airport for the second time in three days.

  • Drone spotted at Kennedy Airport; 2nd in 3 days 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 10:19 am

    NEW YORK - Federal officials say a pilot has reported a drone aircraft while approaching Kennedy International Airport for the second time in three days.

  • Company, FAA working on Gulfstream IV jet fail-safe problem 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 7:34 pm

    PHILADELPHIA - The manufacturer of the jet that crashed on takeoff in Massachusetts last year, killing the co-owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer and six other people, has reported a problem with a fail-safe system that can allow the planes to reach high speeds on the runway even if they are prevented from taking off.

  • North Idaho College offers new aerospace program 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 5:43 pm

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Officials with North Idaho College say they are expanding their aerospace program to include aircraft maintenance, an option that hasn't been offered at the college since it trained pilots, aircraft mechanics and aviation technicians during WWII.

  • FAA sued over 2013 small plane crash that killed 3 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 12:32 pm

    ORLANDO, Florida - The family of a woman who died when a small plane crashed into a central Florida house in 2013 has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration.

  • ND signs agreement with feds to augment rail inspections 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 2:04 am

    BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota's Public Service Commission has signed an agreement with the Federal Railroad Administration that will allow the state to supplement federal oversight of burgeoning oil train traffic.

  • Investigators cite lack of FAA guidance in midair collision 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 11:40 am

    SUPERIOR, Wisconsin - A lack of guidance from the Federal Aviation Administration and improper training were significant factors in the midair collision of two skydiving planes over northwestern Wisconsin about two years ago, according to aviation investigators.

  • NTSB: Company should have prepared for human error 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 9:41 am

    WASHINGTON - The developer of the commercial spacecraft that broke apart during a test flight over California's Mojave Desert last year failed to protect against human error, specifically the co-pilot unlocking a braking system too quickly and triggering the accident that killed him, federal investigators said Tuesday.

  • NTSB: Company should have prepared for human error story has photos
    Updated: Jul-28-15 6:11 pm

    WASHINGTON - The developer of the commercial spacecraft that broke apart during a test flight over California's Mojave Desert last year failed to protect against human error, specifically the co-pilot unlocking a braking system too quickly and triggering the accident that killed him, federal investigators said Tuesday.

  • Group starts process to sue US agency over pipeline plans 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 4:28 pm

    DETROIT - The National Wildlife Federation accused the U.S. Transportation Department on Tuesday of not enforcing a federal law that requires pipeline owners and operators to establish safety response plans for worst-case oil spills in lakes, rivers and other waterways.

  • Authorities: 4 dead after small plane crashes in Wisconsin 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 11:52 pm

    AMERY, Wisconsin - Authorities say four people have died after a small plane crashed in a field in rural western Wisconsin.

  • Gov't: Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back 500,000 pickups story has photos
    Updated: Jul-27-15 12:38 am

    DETROIT - Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back from customers more than 500,000 Ram pickup trucks and other vehicles in the biggest such action in U.S. history as part of a costly deal with safety regulators to settle legal problems in about two dozen recalls.

  • AP Source: US to hit Fiat Chrysler with record $105M fine story has photos
    Updated: Jul-26-15 12:07 am

    DETROIT - The U.S. government will hit Fiat Chrysler with a record $105 million fine next week for violating laws in a series of vehicle safety recalls, a person briefed on the matter said.

  • Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4M vehicles to prevent hacking story has photos
    Updated: Jul-24-15 5:46 pm

    DETROIT - Fiat Chrysler has decided to recall about 1.4 million cars and trucks in the U.S. just days after two hackers revealed that they took control of a Jeep Cherokee SUV over the Internet.

  • Man arrested in laser pointer incidents near DFW airport 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 4:09 pm

    DALLAS - A helicopter crew tracing the path of a bright green light in the early morning darkness Wednesday guided deputies to a suspect in the shining of a laser at eight commercial planes flying near Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

  • Man arrested in laser pointer incidents near DFW airport 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 4:14 pm

    DALLAS - A helicopter crew tracing the path of a bright green light in the early morning darkness Wednesday guided deputies to a suspect in the shining of a laser at eight commercial planes flying near Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

  • FAA says 5 planes illuminated by lasers over NYC metro area 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 3:13 pm

    NEW YORK - The pilots of five flights over the New York City metropolitan area say lasers were shone at their planes overnight.

  • CSX provides update on W.Va. oil train derailment cleanup 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 7:54 pm

    GLEN FERRIS, West Virginia - CSX is continuing to closely monitor the environmental impact of a fiery oil-train derailment in southern West Virginia, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.

  • Feds eye safety at railroad after NYC train-truck collision 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 12:53 pm

    NEW YORK - Federal officials are scrutinizing a freight railroad's safety and management practices after a collision between a train and a tractor-trailer in New York City.

  • Officials: Oil train didn't speed before Montana derailment story has photos
    Updated: Jul-20-15 7:34 pm

    BILLINGS, Montana - A train that derailed and spilled 35,000 gallons of oil in northeastern Montana was traveling within authorized speed limits, federal officials said Monday as they continued to probe the accident's cause.

  • Boeing warns airlines against flying battery shipments story has photos
    Updated: Jul-17-15 8:20 pm

    WASHINGTON - Boeing, one of the world's two largest aircraft makers, warned its passenger airline customers on Friday that flying bulk shipments of lithium-ion batteries can cause fires capable of destroying the planes.

  • Correction: Aircraft-Lasers story 
    Updated: Jul-17-15 9:50 am

    NEWARK, New Jersey - In a story July 16 about reports of lasers directed at jets, The Associated Press relying on information from the FAA erroneously identified one of the targeted flights. It was Republic Airlines Flight 4643 bound for LaGuardia, not Republic Airlines Flight 4632 bound for Pittsburgh.

  • 11 flights report being lit by lasers over New Jersey 
    Updated: Jul-16-15 10:07 am

    NEWARK, New Jersey - The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after 11 commercial flights reported they were illuminated by lasers while flying over New Jersey.

  • Right-of-way issues delay southern Oregon bypass project 
    Updated: Jul-15-15 9:53 am

    MEDFORD, Oregon - A right-of-way snafu has delayed the largest road construction project in more than 50 years in Jackson County and has raised the specter of cost hikes for the four-mile-long bypass for busy Highway 62.