FAA Proposes $354,500 Civil Penalty Against US Airways

.   FAA NEWS October 24, 2012 Contact: Arlene Salac or Jim Peters                                   Phone: 718-553-3015     FAA Proposes $354,500 Civil Penalty Against US Airways   WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $354,500 civil...

‘Epidemic level’ of laser attacks directed at planes

. By Jim Barnett, CNN updated 3:52 PM EDT, Sat October 6, 2012 Washington (CNN) — An increase in the number of brazen laser attacks on planes in the United States has reached an “epidemic level.” According to an FBI blog post, the number of incidents...

Southwest Flight Strikes Bird On Descent Into Bradley

. By David Owens, The Hartford Courant WINDSOR LOCKS— A Southwest Airlines flight descending into Bradley International Airport struck a bird about 25 miles south of the airport, airline and airport officials said. The crew on board Southwest Flight 2102 reported...

American Airlines inspecting jets for loose seats

. By DAVID KOENIG | Associated Press  DALLAS (AP) — The federal government is examining two separate incidents in which passenger seats came loose midflight on American Airlines planes in the last three days. American said Monday that it would inspect those and six...