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September 2023
Elon Musk's SpaceX Starship to remain grounded after explosion probe
The company must comply to prevent a repeat of the spectacular explosion that marred its first orbital test flight.
United Airlines flights resume after being halted due to equipment outage
United Airlines Holdings fell on news of the ground stop and were down more than 2% in afternoon trading.
This year
US lifts flight restrictions that grounded thousands of early-morning departures
Flights were delayed or cancelled at multiple locations across the United States, leading to serious disruption.
All time
US orders review into how Boeing 737 Max got license to operate
The Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft was involved in two fatal accidents within five months.
Southwest Airlines engine explosion linked to similar accident in 2016
A Southwest Airlines plane was forced into an emergency landing on Tuesday after one of its engines exploded.
US aviation authority threatens Southwest Airlines with $12m fine over safety concerns
The FAA says the fine relates to repairs made to Boeing 737 planes in Southwest Airlines’ fleet.
Plane lands on New York City highway
Miraculously, nobody was seriously injured as the plane touched down on a busy road in afternoon traffic.
It's official, gadgets allowed on US flights by the end of the year
Mobile phones still cannot be used for voice calls while in flight says the Federal Aviation Administration.
FAA panel advises lifting ban on use of gadgets during take-off and landing
The panel said a ban should remain on browsing the Internet and sending or receiving texts and emails while the plane is flying below 10,000 feet.
Boeing 787 Dreamliners to undergo in-depth safety review - FAA
The announcement came after a recent spate of incidents involving the aircraft.
US aviation authority warns of fines for directing lasers at aircraft
FAA warns: “Point the laser, pay the price”, after receiving over 1,100 reports this year of lasers being directed at pilots while in flight.
Air traffic controllers press for nap time after spate of lapses on the job
A series of recent incidents where air traffic controllers have fallen asleep on the job has caused a furore in the US.
New air traffic control rules after Michelle Obama's plane aborts landing
Flight carrying US first lady was forced to abort a landing after air traffic controllers mistakenly allowed the place come too close to a military plane.
American aviation authority demands inspection of all older Boeing jets
The FAA’s order comes as Southwest Airlines finishes inspecting its entire fleet after a panel burst open mid-flight.