The chief of the Transportation Security Administration said Tuesday that his agency has quadrupled the number of employees who could bolster screening operations at airports that become too crowded this summer.
The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday that it took the steps after receiving details from the telecommunications companies about the location of wireless transmitters.
The companies said they will launch 5G or fifth-generation service Wednesday, but they will delay turning on 5G cell towers within a 2-mile radius of runways designated by federal officials.
The downgrade means that U.S. airlines won’t be able to sell tickets on flights operated by Mexican airlines, a setback that will mainly hit Delta Air Lines, which has a partnership with Aeromexico.
Regulators around the world grounded the Max in March 2019, after the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jet. That happened less than five months after another Max flown by Indonesia’s Lion Air plunged into the Java Sea.
With airlines imposing mandatory mask requirements on flights amid the coronavirus pandemic, many unhappy passengers have made headlines for being removed from flights for refusing to wear a mask.
Efforts to minimize human interaction and reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection are taking the shine off the most expensive seats onboard commercial aircraft.
Air travel numbers, that collapsed in the early stages of the coronavirus outbreak, are steadily climbing even as the virus is surging again: Nearly 2.7 million people traveled over the July Fourth holiday weekend.
There are only 34 MAX flight simulators worldwide—Boeing owns eight of them, and more are being made. But U.S. airlines alone have thousands of 737 pilots — Southwest has nearly 10,000, and American and United have more than 4,000 each.
At least some of the messages were written by the same Boeing pilot whose 2016 messages were released in October and were the subject of sharp questioning by lawmakers, according to a person familiar with their contents who wasn’t authorized to discuss them.
The Boeing board said a change in leadership was necessary to restore confidence in the company as it works to repair relationships with regulators and stakeholders.
Southwest Airlines says it will speed up inspections of dozens of used planes it bought from foreign airlines after federal regulators threatened to ground the jets because they might not meet all safety standards.
TSA expects to screen about 12.1 million people between Wednesday and Sunday for the July 4 holiday period.
A person familiar with the matter said the latest setback is likely to delay the plane’s return to service by an extra one to three months.
The Indianapolis International Airport is using a California firm’s motion-analytics platform in an effort to provide travelers with real-time updates on security checkpoint wait times and to monitor foot traffic in other parts of the airport.
Flights from Indianapolis International Airport to Chicago were experiencing delays of almost 2-1/2 hours Monday morning.
Lawmakers abandoned a plan backed by airlines to privatize the nation's air-traffic-control system.
Before a recent death on a Southwest Airlines flight, the last time someone died as a result of an accident on a U.S. carrier was nine years ago, when a commuter plane, Colgan Air Flight 3407, crashed into a house while trying to land in Buffalo, New York, killing 50 people.
Almost 100 million U.S.-operated airline flights, carrying several billion people, had taken off and landed safely in this country over a nine-year span since the last time a passenger died in an accident.