(WASHINGTON) -- The Federal Aviation Administration is calling on U.S. airports to help put an end to the recent spike in unruly passenger cases. The FAA is urging airport police to arrest more people who are unruly or violent on flights and asking airport bars... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is instructing airlines to inspect their Boeing 737 fleet for faulty altitude pressure switches that could potentially pose a safety risk. The switches are part of a system designed to warn flight crew of cabin depressurization. Planes are... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- As more people return to the skies, the number of unruly passenger incidents onboard planes continues to skyrocket. Last week alone, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reported an increase of 150 unruly passenger cases, making it the worst weekly report of the summer. The... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Virgin Galactic, the private spaceflight firm founded by billionaire Richard Branson, said Friday that it had received Federal Aviation Administration approval to fly humans to space. The company said that its existing commercial space transportation operator license had been upgraded to allow... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) — Acts of aggression are skyrocketing to troubling highs on airplanes. Airlines have now reported 3,000 cases of disruptive passengers to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) this year, and the vast majority -- 2,300 -- involve people who refused to wear a mask. The FAA... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- From the friendly skies to the unruly ones -- the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is continuing its crackdown on disruptive passengers as the agency continues to see more incidents than years prior. On Monday, the FAA proposed its largest fine to a... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- An unruly passenger on a Delta flight in December is now facing the largest proposed fine from the Federal Aviation Administration this year -- a whopping $52,500. According to the agency, the passenger tried to open the cockpit door on the flight from... Read More.
By MINA KAJI, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A passenger is facing a $27,500 fine for allegedly hitting a Delta flight attendant in the face in October.The Federal Aviation Administration announced the proposed penalty for the passenger on Friday.The... Read More.
By MINA KAJI, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- After an engine on a United 777 failed minutes after takeoff in Denver this past weekend, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is ordering operators to conduct high-tech inspections of all Boeing 777s powered by the... Read More.
By MINA KAJI, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will begin handing down stricter punishments to unruly airline passengers without a warning, including "fines of up to $35,000 and imprisonment."FAA Administrator Steve Dickson signed the order... Read More.
By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The Federal Aviation Administration cleared the way for commercial drones to lift off with its highly anticipated set of new rules for unmanned aircrafts.Drones currently represent the fastest-growing unit in the transportation... Read More.
By MINA KAJI, ABC News (SEATTLE) -- The head of the Federal Aviation Administration piloted a Boeing 737 Max for about two hours over Seattle on Wednesday, saying that he "liked what [he] saw" but there's still "some work to... Read More.