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In this Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, file photo, a worker uses a flashlight to inspect an engine on a Boeing 737 Max 8 built for Southwest Airlines at Renton Municipal Airport in Renton, Washington. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
Apr 18, 2023

Southwest passengers face delays after nationwide grounding

Southwest Airlines planes were briefly grounded nationwide for what the airline called an intermittent technology issue.

A Bombardier Challenger 300 diverted to Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, on March 3, 2023, after experiencing turbulence in flight. A passenger who was severely injured during the incident later died, according to the NTSB. (NBC Connecticut via AP)
Mar 7, 2023

After Md. woman dies in flight, NTSB says jet may have had ‘trim issues’

Officials say a corporate jet may have experienced stability problems before the severe buffeting that caused the death of a Maryland woman.

In this Oct. 29, 2019, file photo, Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian talks at the new $3.9 billion Terminal C at LaGuardia Airport in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Jan 17, 2023

Airlines back more spending, staff to fix failed FAA system

Airline executives are pushing Congress and the White House to step up funding for the FAA after a technology failure briefly grounded flights around the country.

Jan 11, 2023

Air travel across US thrown into chaos after computer outage

Thousands of flights across the U.S. were canceled or delayed after a government system that offers safety and other information to pilots broke down.

Aug 11, 2020

Court rejects Howard County’s challenge to noisy flight path

Howard County waited too long to challenge a federally approved change in the flight path of commercial airliners heading west out of Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, and thus residents must endure the loud noise the jets make over the county’s historic district, a U.S. appeals court ruled Tuesday. County leaders had 60 days to […]

Jun 27, 2019

New software glitch found in Boeing’s troubled 737 Max jet

A new software problem has been found in the troubled Boeing 737 Max that could push the plane's nose down automatically, and fixing the flaw is almost certain to further delay the plane's return to flying after two deadly crashes.

Sep 21, 2018

Southwest Airlines plans maintenance facility at BWI Marshall

Southwest Airlines plans to build its first aircraft maintenance facility in the northeast in Maryland.

Jul 19, 2018

Maryland counties fume over BWI flight patterns

Howard County wants flight patterns at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport returned to where they were before the installation of an upgraded control system four years ago, according to a petition with the federal government.

Feb 22, 2017

Civil aviation group creates memberships for drone pilots

FREDERICK — An advocacy group for civil aviation is spreading its wings to welcome drone pilots. The Frederick-based Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association said in a statement Tuesday it’s creating new membership options for what it calls “remote pilots” of unmanned aircraft. President Mark Boyer says drone pilots are looking for a trusted source to […]

Dec 18, 2015

Appeals court: Airline pilots can’t ride share like Uber

WASHINGTON — Private pilots can’t offer flight-sharing services to the public using an Internet model similar to those developed by Uber and Lyft, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. The ruling upholds a decision earlier this year by the Federal Aviation Administration that said the service offered by Boston-based Flytenow violates flight regulations. The company’s […]

Dec 2, 2015

Brad Boyd: Drone users — May I see your license, please?

Pressures are mounting for everyone involved in the unmanned aircraft systems industry, as increasingly severe penalties and new registration requirements force recreational and commercial users of UAS to adapt to evolving laws and regulations. With a recent $1.9 million penalty levied for improper drone use, together with the FAA’s anticipated registration requirements, those who fly […]

Aug 18, 2014

Uber-style “flight sharing” deemed illegal

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration reviewed its rules and determined that AirPooler Inc. and Flytenow Inc., which connect pilots with passengers willing to split fuel costs and other expenses for travel, aren’t operating legally.

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