Air safety http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27386/all en UPDATE 1-US Senate to examine FAA approval of Dreamliner battery http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-us-senate-examine-faa-approval-dreamliner-battery <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Andrea Shalal-Esa</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 22 (Reuters) - A key U.S. Senate committee will hold a hearing in coming weeks to examine U.S. aviation safety oversight and the Federal Aviation Administration's decision to allow Boeing Co to use highly flammable lithium-ion batteries on board its new 787 Dreamliner, a congressional aide said on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-us-senate-examine-faa-approval-dreamliner-battery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Air safety Aviation Federal Aviation Administration Safety Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 01:30:17 +0000 5738107 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ FAA clears Boeing test flights of 787 Dreamliner http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/urgent-faa-clears-boeing-test-flights-787-dreamliner <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Federal Aviation Administration late Thursday approved Boeing's request to conduct test flights of its 787 Dreamliner aircraft as part of the FAA's battery fire probe.</p> <p>"These test flights will be an important part of our efforts to ensure the safety of passengers and return these aircraft to service," the FAA said.</p> <p>vs/jk</p> Air safety Aviation Federal Aviation Administration Transport AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 23:16:00 +0000 5749474 at http://www.globalpost.com FAA clears Boeing test flights of 787 Dreamliner http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/faa-clears-boeing-test-flights-787-dreamliner-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Federal Aviation Administration late Thursday approved Boeing's request to conduct test flights of its 787 Dreamliner aircraft as part of the FAA's battery fire probe.</p> <p> "As part of our ongoing efforts to determine the root cause of recent Boeing 787 lithium-ion battery incidents, the FAA will permit Boeing to conduct test flights of 787 aircraft to gather additional data," the agency said in a statement.</p> <p>"These test flights will be an important part of our efforts to ensure the safety of passengers and return these aircraft to service," the FAA said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/faa-clears-boeing-test-flights-787-dreamliner-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Air safety Aviation Boeing Transport AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 23:45:40 +0000 5749492 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia debates in-flight drinking after brawls http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/russia-debates-flight-drinking-after-brawls <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A red-faced man shouts and pulls the hair of a Russian airline steward, shaking him by the shoulders and shoving him. A passenger intervenes, but the troublemaker breaks his nose and leaves him bleeding.</p> <p>Captured on a cellphone camera, the incident is among a string of alcohol-fuelled mid-air brawls that have shocked Russians and prompted lawmakers to debate ways to crack down on bad in-flight behaviour.</p> <p>Lawmakers have called for harsher punishment, including jail time, while airlines are asking for the right to bar problem passengers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/russia-debates-flight-drinking-after-brawls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Air safety Aviation Technology Transport AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 15:01:58 +0000 5750160 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-U.S. FAA says it can't avoid air traffic controller furloughs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/update-1-us-faa-says-cant-avoid-air-traffic-controller-furlough <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Republicans say FAA has flexibility to make other cuts</p> <p>* Huerta says government 'sequester' gives FAA few options</p> <p>* FAA 'working around the clock' on Boeing battery probe</p> <p>By Doug Palmer</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/update-1-us-faa-says-cant-avoid-air-traffic-controller-furlough" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Air safety Aviation Business Entertainment Environment Federal Aviation Administration Health Labor Law Michael Huerta Politics Ray LaHood Transport Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Feb 2013 17:30:52 +0000 5768698 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. FAA looking into safety of sky-high Harlem Shake dance http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/us-faa-looking-safety-sky-high-harlem-shake-dance <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK, March 1 (Reuters) - A sky-high video of the Internet dance craze Harlem Shake that went viral on YouTube has captured the attention of U.S. aviation officials who said on Friday they are looking into the event over safety concerns.</p> <p>In the video called, "Harlem Shake Frontier Flight 157," members of the ultimate Frisbee team from Colorado College and other passengers are shown frenetically dancing in the aisle and in front of seats last month on the packed Frontier Airlines flight from Colorado Springs to San Diego, California.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/us-faa-looking-safety-sky-high-harlem-shake-dance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Air safety Aviation Republic Airways Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Mar 2013 19:00:22 +0000 5771207 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-FAA likely to OK Boeing battery testing in days - sources http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/update-3-faa-likely-ok-boeing-battery-testing-days-sources <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* FAA seen to approve a "certification plan" within days - source</p> <p>* Dreamliner test flights with battery fix set to start - sources</p> <p>* Battery maker GS Yuasa shares jump in Tokyo</p> <p>March 6 (Reuters) - U.S. safety regulators are poised to approve within days a plan to allow Boeing Co to begin flight tests of the 787 Dreamliner with a fix for its volatile batteries, a critical step towards returning the grounded aircraft to service, two sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/update-3-faa-likely-ok-boeing-battery-testing-days-sources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Air safety Aviation Federal Aviation Administration Technology Transport Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Mar 2013 04:00:04 +0000 5775687 at http://www.globalpost.com FAA approves Boeing tests of battery fix http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/faa-approves-boeing-tests-battery-fix <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US air-safety regulators on Tuesday approved Boeing's plan to fix 787 batteries for testing, a major step forward to get the planes, grounded worldwide, flying again.</p> <p>"The Federal Aviation Administration today approved the Boeing Commercial Airplane Company's certification plan for the redesigned 787 battery system... and the company's plan to demonstrate that the system will meet FAA requirements," the agency said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/faa-approves-boeing-tests-battery-fix" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Air safety Aviation Boeing 787 Dreamliner the Boeing AFP Tue, 12 Mar 2013 21:32:13 +0000 5781730 at http://www.globalpost.com Bali investigators begin retrieving jet wreckage http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130415/bali-investigators-begin-retrieving-jet-wreckage <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Indonesian investigators Monday began retrieving the wreck of a Lion Air plane that crashed at Bali's airport, as accounts emerged of a freak storm that could have caused the accident.</p> <p>The Boeing 737-800 missed the runway as it came in to land on Saturday, slamming into the sea and splitting in two. Dozens of the 108 people on board were injured, but there were no fatalities.</p> <p>After the plane hit the water, terrified passengers swam to shore as police came to their aid in rubber dinghies.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130415/bali-investigators-begin-retrieving-jet-wreckage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Air safety Aviation Disaster Transport AFP Mon, 15 Apr 2013 11:16:38 +0000 5815869 at http://www.globalpost.com Bali investigators begin retrieving jet wreckage http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130415/bali-investigators-begin-retrieving-jet-wreckage-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Indonesian investigators Monday began retrieving the wreck of a Lion Air plane that crashed at Bali's airport, as accounts emerged of a freak storm that could have caused the accident.</p> <p>The Boeing 737-800 missed the runway as it came in to land on Saturday, slamming into the sea and splitting in two. Dozens of the 108 people on board were injured, but there were no fatalities.</p> <p>After the plane hit the water, terrified passengers swam to shore as police came to their aid in rubber dinghies.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130415/bali-investigators-begin-retrieving-jet-wreckage-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Air safety Aviation Disaster Transport AFP Mon, 15 Apr 2013 13:15:39 +0000 5815934 at http://www.globalpost.com Bali team uses crane to salvage jet wreckage http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/bali-team-uses-crane-salvage-jet-wreckage <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An Indonesian salvage team on Tuesday used a crane to haul seats and baggage out of a plane that crashed in Bali, as investigators probe what caused the jet to go down.</p> <p>The Lion Air plane missed the runway as it came in to land on Saturday, slamming into the sea and splitting in two. Dozens of the 108 people on board were injured, but there were no fatalities.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/bali-team-uses-crane-salvage-jet-wreckage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Air safety Disaster AFP Tue, 16 Apr 2013 13:02:36 +0000 5817311 at http://www.globalpost.com FAA chief says Boeing 787 battery decision likely soon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130416/faa-chief-huerta-gives-no-date-approving-boeing-787-battery <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Andrea Shalal-Esa</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. aviation regulator said on Tuesday he expects to decide "very soon" whether to approve Boeing Co's redesigned 787 Dreamliner battery system, potentially ending a three-month ban on flights by the high-tech jet.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130416/faa-chief-huerta-gives-no-date-approving-boeing-787-battery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Air safety Aviation Disaster Technology Transport Thomson Reuters Tue, 16 Apr 2013 19:32:09 +0000 5817703 at http://www.globalpost.com Irish firm eyes stake in UK aviation air traffic control http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130419/irish-firm-eyes-stake-uk-aviation-air-traffic-control <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DUBLIN/LONDON (Reuters) - Ireland's semi-state air traffic control operator said it had expressed an interest in buying a stake in its British counterpart, the National Air Traffic Services (NATS).</p> <p>"The IAA, as an Air Traffic Control Services provider, has expressed an indicative interest in formalising its partnership with NATS via the current share sale, but no final decisions have yet been made," the IAA said in an e-mailed statement.</p> <p>"The process is in its very early stages."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130419/irish-firm-eyes-stake-uk-aviation-air-traffic-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Air safety Air traffic control Aviation Politics Thomson Reuters Fri, 19 Apr 2013 14:45:39 +0000 5820290 at http://www.globalpost.com FAA approves Boeing's Dreamliner battery plan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130419/faa-approves-boeings-dreamliner-battery-plan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday approved Boeing's modifications to the 787 battery system, a key hurdle in returning the Dreamliner to service after it was grounded worldwide.</p> <p>Airlines operating the 787 will be required to install containment and venting systems and to replace batteries and their chargers with modified components.</p> <p>The FAA said it will only allow 787s to return to service after inspectors accept the work.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130419/faa-approves-boeings-dreamliner-battery-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Air safety Aviation Transport AFP Fri, 19 Apr 2013 19:32:44 +0000 5820553 at http://www.globalpost.com Boeing 787 to keep 180-minute extended range permission - FAA http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130419/boeing-787-keep-180-minute-extended-range-permission-faa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Friday said Boeing Co's 787 airliner would retain permission to fly up to 180 minutes over remote areas and oceans once U.S. regulators allowed the Dreamliner to return to the skies.</p> <p>U.S. regulators on Friday approved a revamped battery system for the 787, paving the way for the high-tech jet to return to service after more than three months of grounding prompted by lithium-ion batteries that burned on the planes.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130419/boeing-787-keep-180-minute-extended-range-permission-faa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Air safety Aviation ETOPS Thomson Reuters Fri, 19 Apr 2013 20:17:15 +0000 5820572 at http://www.globalpost.com