March 31, 2013 1:21 PM
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - One person is confirmed dead in a single-engine plane crash south of Denver. Douglas County sheriff's spokeswoman Deborah Sherman says a rancher found a Cherokee Piper PA-28 plane in a cow pasture Sunday. The Federal Aviation Administration says the plane took off Saturday with one person... more »
March 31, 2013 1:00 PM
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - A single-engine plane with one person aboard has been reported overdue on trip to the Denver area. The Federal Aviation Administration says the Piper PA-28 plane took off Saturday from Sandia Airpark Estates Airport east of Albuquerque and was headed to Centennial Airport south of Denver.... more »
March 30, 2013 1:46 PM
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities in Tennessee have found the body of a man who was thrown from an experimental aircraft while an instructor was teaching him to fly. Bradley County Interim Fire Chief Troy Spence says search crews located the deceased student pilot at about 11:45 a.m. Saturday. He... more »
February 17, 2013 12:55 PM
NORAD has intercepted multiple airplanes over the weekend that have entered a no-fly-zone near President Obama.
President Obama is vacationing along Florida's Treasure Coast for the President's Day weekend; he's spending the weekend with some friends at the Floridian, a secluded yacht and golf club.
Sunday morning an... more »
September 22, 2012 12:19 PM
The Mitt Romney campaign has rescheduled a rally in Pueblo that had to be cancelled the week before after a plane crash killed a man at the airport Romney was planning on flying to.
Romney is scheduled to hold his rally outside the Weisbrod Aircraft Museum on Magnuson Ave.;... more »
September 16, 2012 1:43 PM
A Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson says they still don't know what caused a plane to crash at Pueblo Memorial Airport around 8:30 Sunday morning; the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.
Allen Kenitzer with the FAA says the plane was an experimental aircraft; meaning it was... more »
April 1, 2012 12:04 PM
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Drones are the signature weapon of U.S. wars in the 21st century. Just as Humvees became a presence on U.S. highways in the 1990s after the first war with Iraq, interest in non-military uses of drones from policing to farming is rising. Thousands of hobbyists are... more »
February 26, 2012 11:26 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Heads up: Drones are going mainstream.
Unmanned military aircraft have tracked and killed terrorists in the Middle East and Asia. Their civilian cousins are now in demand by police departments, border patrols, power companies, news organizations and others wanting a bird's-eye view that's too impractical or... more »
December 7, 2011 7:53 PM
DENVER (AP) - Colorado has applied for a federal spaceport designation.
Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Wednesday that his administration sent a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration seeking the designation.
The Denver Post reports that a spaceport designation would allow a facility from which space-bound payloads can be... more »
September 15, 2011 6:23 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has reached a deal to permit a vote on a bill necessary to prevent another shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as federal transportation programs.
Senate Majority leader Harry Reid announced the agreement on the Senate floor Thursday evening. The announcement came... more »
September 10, 2011 12:40 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A key Republican lawmaker says House and Senate leaders have reached a deal that averts a looming shutdown of federal highway and aviation programs.
Representative John Mica of Florida, chairman of the House Transportation Committee, says the agreement clears the way for passage next week of... more »
August 5, 2011 5:05 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The flap over the Federal Aviation Administration that lead to a two-week partial shutdown is expected to end today with a Senate vote approving a House bill. It would extend the FAA's operating authority into next month. The bill includes cuts in air service subsidies to some... more »
July 8, 2011 12:26 AM
WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a small plane has crashed into a community hospital in central California, killing two people on board the plane.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford says a single-engine plane crashed into an office building at the hospital shortly after takeoff from nearby Watsonville... more »
June 29, 2011 6:10 PM
THORNTON, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a twin-engine plane has crashed into an intersection in the north Denver suburb of Thornton, but there was no immediate word on any injuries.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer says the plane crashed at about 3:25 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of... more »
May 19, 2011 3:51 PM
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - The Colorado Civil Air Patrol is searching for a single-engine plane with two people onboard that was reported missing along the Colorado-Wyoming border.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer says the Bellanca 17 was reported missing by family members about 1 a.m.Thursday morning.
Kenitzer... more »
October 7, 2010 11:35 AM
The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing stricter flight rules for helicopters, including requiring all craft be equipped with an electronic system that warns of terrain or other obstacles.
The proposals were released Thursday.
The FAA says helicopter crashes are on the rise. In 2008, six accidents involving medical... more »
August 4, 2010 12:28 PM
The Federal Aviation Administration is sending investigators to the scene of a deadly plane crash in north Phoenix.
FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer said the pilot was killed in the Wednesday morning crash. He was believed to be the only one on board. His name has not been released.
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May 27, 2010 9:48 AM
The Obama administration is taking a major step toward an air traffic control system based on satellite technology.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has released an order Thursday that requires all aircraft that use the nation's busiest airports to have equipment by 2020 that continually broadcasts their location to other... more »
May 10, 2010 8:48 AM
Larimer County sheriff's officials say a 54-year-old pilot from Wellington is safe after unexpectedly landing an experimental aircraft in a field in Loveland.
Sheriff's officials say the small aircraft had left the Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport on Sunday morning and was flying at about 7,500 feet over Windsor when... more »
April 26, 2010 4:53 PM
Aviation regulators are ordering a new round of inspections for some Boeing 737s to catch a flaw that can cause a potentially dangerous vibration.
The Federal Aviation Administration says a part can come loose in the plane's elevator, the surface on the plane's tail that points the nose up... more »
April 2, 2010 10:30 AM
The Federal Aviation Administration says it is lifting a ban on allowing pilots taking antidepressants to fly.
The agency said the possible side effects, such as drowsiness, of taking medications like Prozac do not pose a safety hazard.
The ban had affected as many as 10,000 pilots. It... more »
March 25, 2010 4:34 PM
Federal officials say high-performance homemade planes like the one that killed a beach jogger last week in South Carolina are likely to stall at higher speeds and have been involved in a disproportionately large number of fatal accidents.
The Federal Aviation Administration warned pilots on Thursday that the Lancair,... more »
March 23, 2010 11:04 AM
Federal regulators are proposing a fine of almost $1.5 million against Northwest Airlines because it didn't inspect wires near the cockpit windows on some of its planes.
The proposed civil penalty has its roots in a 1990 order by the Federal Aviation Administration to inspect the wires in the... more »
February 9, 2010 1:47 PM
Federal officials are investigating Southwest Airlines over the way it handled structural repairs on dozens of jets, according to a person familiar with the situation.
The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed Tuesday that it is investigating whether Southwest followed safety orders dealing with the maintenance of older planes.
Inspectors... more »
February 4, 2010 11:30 AM
A government watchdog says eight of 10 safety initiatives promised after a regional airline crash last year are behind schedule or are not meeting goals.
Transportation Department Inspector General Calvin Scovel also said stepped-up inspections of airline pilot training intiated after the accident were not effectively put in place.... more »
November 5, 2009 11:51 AM
The Northwest Airlines pilots who overshot Minneapolis by 150 miles have filed appeals of their license revocations with the National Transportation Safety Board.
The appeals were filed late Wednesday, said board spokesman Ted Lopatkiewicz. He said that appeals typically are heard by an administrative law judge with the board... more »
October 23, 2009 8:41 AM
The Colorado parents who reported their 6-year-old son was being carried away in a runaway balloon could be in hotter water for making a phone call than for setting loose the flying saucer-like craft. The FAA has few rules for the release of unmanned balloons, and they take effect only... more »
October 20, 2009 2:06 PM
As sheriff's investigators in Colorado continue their probe of last week's alleged balloon hoax, the Federal Aviation Administration has opened its own investigation. A spokesman says the probe began either Friday or yesterday, but he didn't know how long it would take. He says the FAA investigates civil allegations, rather... more »
October 14, 2009 12:37 PM
The Federal Aviation Administration wants to levy multimillion dollar penalties on United Airlines and US Airways for safety violations. The FAA said Wednesday it has proposed a $5.4 million fine against US Airways for operating eight planes on a total of 1,647 flights from October 2008 to January 2009 in... more »
September 22, 2009 5:32 PM
A surveillance system to help air traffic controllers monitor planes in remote areas out of the reach of radar is being deployed in Colorado just in time for ski season. The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday that the system began initial operations Sept. 12 at four airports heavily trafficked by... more »
September 17, 2009 3:50 PM
Airlines will no longer be called "customers" of the agency that regulates them. Randy Babbitt, the new Federal Aviation Administration chief, said Thursday that the agency will stop calling air carriers its "customers" - a practice adopted by the Bush administration. Babbitt also announced a series of initiatives aimed at... more »
September 3, 2009 10:13 AM
Federal safety officials are ordering the replacement of Airbus airspeed sensors of the kind suspected of playing a role in loss of Air France Flight 447 and all 228 aboard in June.
The Federal Aviation Administration said in a notice published Thursday that U.S. airlines operating Airbus A330s and... more »