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N.M. helicopter: Aircraft crashes on roof of hospital

N.M. helicopter: Aircraft crashes on roof of hospital

ALBUQUERQUE, April 10 (UPI) -- Pilot listed in good and stable condition after medical transport helicopter crashes on roof of New Mexico hospital.
Danielle Haynes

Jet makes emergency landing at Kennedy after striking gull on takeoff from nearby airport

March 28 (UPI) -- JetBlue Flight 671 landed safely at Kennedy International Airport 25 minutes after hitting a bird on takeoff.
Frances Burns
FAA says Boeing's 787 Dreamliner is safe

FAA says Boeing's 787 Dreamliner is safe

March 19 (UPI) -- Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration announced Wednesday that the 787 Dreamliner is safe, following concerns regarding its lithium-ion batteries.
Ananth Baliga

Thales ATM delivering instrument landing systems to FAA

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., March 18 (UPI) -- Five instrument landing systems are being supplied to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration for the U.S. National Airspace System by Thales ATM U.S.
News helicopter crashes in Seattle

News helicopter crashes in Seattle

March 18 (UPI) -- A news helicopter crashed Tuesday morning near the Space Needle in downtown Seattle, striking several cars and killing two people.
Gabrielle Levy

LynuxWorks operating system part of C-130 upgrade

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 11 (UPI) -- An avionics system being provided by Rockwell Collins to the Royal Air Force of Oman will include a real-time operating system from LynuxWorks Inc.

Skydiver struck by plane says he'll jump again

MULBERRY, Fla., March 10 (UPI) -- A skydiver, struck by a small plane at a Mulberry, Fla., airfield as he descended, called the incident "unimaginable" but says he will jump again.
Debris seen in water is not from missing plane, Malaysia says

Debris seen in water is not from missing plane, Malaysia says

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, March 9 (UPI) -- Malaysia's Department of Civil Aviation said Sunday debris found near Vietnam's Tho Chu Island was not part of the airliner missing since Saturday morning.
Boeing inspecting 43 Dreamliners for cracks in wings

Boeing inspecting 43 Dreamliners for cracks in wings

SEATTLE, March 8 (UPI) -- Airplane maker Boeing says it has discovered manufacturing defects in its 787 Dreamliner and has called for the inspection of 43 jetliners.
Newsweek reportedly finds bitcoin founder in California

Newsweek reportedly finds bitcoin founder in California

TEMPLE CITY, Calif., March 6 (UPI) -- Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto has long been secretive and elusive, but Newsweek reported Thursday that they have tracked down the 64-year-old recluse.
Ananth Baliga
Reports: Facebook in talks to acquire drone company for $60 million

Reports: Facebook in talks to acquire drone company for $60 million

MENLO PARK, Calif., March 4 (UPI) -- Facebook is looking at acquiring drone company Titan Aerospace, which builds drones that can fly for five years at a stretch without having to land.
Ananth Baliga

American Airlines jetliner hits flock of birds on takeoff in Dallas

DALLAS, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- An American Airlines jet returned to the Dallas airport safely Friday after striking a flock of birds shortly after takeoff, officials said.
Lanai plane crash leaves three dead, three injured

Lanai plane crash leaves three dead, three injured

LANAI, Hawaii, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A Maui-County chartered plane carrying local government employees crashed shortly after takeoff from Lanai Airport on Wednesday night
Kate Stanton

Police investigate report of laser pointed at planes in Boston suburb

NEWTON, Mass., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Police in a Boston suburb are investigating reports that lasers were pointed at two airplanes and possibly also at several cars.

Small plane crashes in Georgia, killing three men

LAGRANGE, Ga., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- A small, twin-engine plane crashed in LaGrange, Ga., killing all three men on board, police said.
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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is an agency of the United States Department of Transportation with authority to regulate and oversee all aspects of civil aviation in the U.S. The Federal Aviation Act of 1958 created the group under the name "Federal Aviation Agency", and adopted its current name in 1967 when it became a part of the United States Department of Transportation.

The Federal Aviation Administration's major roles include:

In December 2000, an organization within the FAA called the Air Traffic Organization, or ATO, was set up by presidential executive order. This became the Air Navigation Service Provider for the airspace of the United States and for the New York (Atlantic) and Oakland (Pacific) oceanic areas. It is a full member of the Civil Air Navigation Services Organization.

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