FAA extends Boeing’s authority to self-certify aircraft

. By Dominic Gates Seattle Times aerospace reporter The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Tuesday extended the authority of Boeing Commercial Airplanes to self-certify its aircraft and aircraft technologies. Under the agency’s new safety oversight model,...

Airplane air toxic?

.  CNN’s Allan Chernoff takes a look at whether the air we breathe on airplanes could be toxic. See complete story here:...

Turbulence Slams Jet, Injuring 26

. By TAMARA LUSH, AP MIAMI (Aug. 3) – Some passengers were snoozing while others snacked when the first turbulence rattled Continental Flight 128 over the Atlantic. Suddenly, the jetliner began to plunge and shake violently, hurling passengers over seatbacks and...

Turbulence injures 26; flight diverted to Miami

. MIAMI (AP) — A Continental Airlines jet carrying 179 people from Brazil to Texas hit severe turbulence over the Atlantic early Monday, injuring at least 26 — including four seriously — and forcing an emergency landing in Miami, officials said. One passenger said he...