Safer helicopters may be closer than safety advocates and industry experts anticipated. Read more
A study commissioned by the FAA in 2002 confirmed that absent PCFs the number of serious injuries and deaths would be significantly lower. Read more
As of last summer, nearly 84 percent (4,700 of the 5,600) of the helicopters manufactured since the 1994 mandate do not use crash-resistant tanks. Read more
The California Supreme Court said that applying this defense to invalidate the waiver does not modify the FAA. Read more
The FAA investigates all reports to determine the severity of unexpected runway mishaps. Read more
Despite its regulation of the aviation industry, the FAA has recorded 135 cases of unapproved parts falling through the cracks since 2011. Read more
This loophole allows for the possibility of endangering hot air balloon passengers in the event their pilot suffers a debilitating medical emergency. Read more
The Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last month that the Federal Aviation Act does not preempt state law product liability claims. Read more
The FAA announced that nearly 300,000 drones were registered in the first 30 days after the FAA online registration system went live. Read more
This agreement provides strong incentives for Southwest to take specific steps to address the compliance problems that the FAA investigations uncovered. Read more
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