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FAA proposes $12 million fine for Southwest Airlines

FAA proposes $12 million fine for Southwest Airlines

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) --The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed Southwest Airlines pay a $12 million fine for undertaking repairs on aircraft that weren't up to regulations.
Ananth Baliga
Beachgoer killed when small plane crashes into him

Beachgoer killed when small plane crashes into him

VENICE, Fla., July 28 (UPI) --A father walking with his daughter on the beach in Florida was killed Sunday afternoon when a small plane crashed landed into the vacationing pair.
Matt Bradwell
FAA lifts ban on travel to Tel Aviv airport

FAA lifts ban on travel to Tel Aviv airport

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 24 (UPI) --FAA lifts its ban on U.S. airlines traveling to Tel Aviv's Ben Guiron Airport after Hamas rocket strikes near airport.
Danielle Haynes
Hamas calls FAA travel ban into Israel 'a great victory'

Hamas calls FAA travel ban into Israel 'a great victory'

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 23 (UPI) --Hamas says FAA ban on U.S. airlines travel to Tel Aviv is a victory and serves to isolate Israel from the rest of the world.
Danielle Haynes
FAA extends ban on American carriers' travel to Israel

FAA extends ban on American carriers' travel to Israel

WASHINGTON, July 23 (UPI) --The FAA announced Wednesday an extended travel ban on U.S. carriers flying to and from Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport for 24 more hours.
JC Finley
Michael Bloomberg flies to Israel to protest FAA ban

Michael Bloomberg flies to Israel to protest FAA ban

NEW YORK, July 23 (UPI) --Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg flew to Tel Aviv Tuesday to protest the FAA ban on U.S. flights to Israel, arguing that it is perfectly safe.
Aileen Graef
In response to FAA travel ban on Tel Aviv airport, Israel reopens southern airport

In response to FAA travel ban on Tel Aviv airport, Israel reopens southern airport

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 23 (UPI) --Israel announced Wednesday it would reopen an old airport in the south of the country in response to FAA concern about the safety of Ben Gurion in Tel Aviv.
JC Finley
Kerry arrives in Israel to push cease-fire initiative

Kerry arrives in Israel to push cease-fire initiative

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 23 (UPI) --Secretary of State John Kerry is in Israel for peace talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
JC Finley
FAA directs American carriers to cancel flights to Israel

FAA directs American carriers to cancel flights to Israel

ATLANTA, July 22 (UPI) --The Federal Aviation Administration announced Tuesday that all American carriers must cancel their flights to and from Israel for a period of 24 hours.
JC Finley
Two bodies found in wreckage of small plane in Arizona

Two bodies found in wreckage of small plane in Arizona

PAGE, Ariz., June 23 (UPI) --Two bodies were found in the wreckage of a small plane that crashed on the Navajo Nation in Arizona, authorities said Monday.
Frances Burns
'Joke' from air traffic control delays plane landing

'Joke' from air traffic control delays plane landing

ATLANTA, June 16 (UPI) --The FAA said that it's investigating an incident at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, when an air traffic controller reportedly told a pilot to delay his landing
Kate Stanton
AeroVironment UAS performing commercial oil field tasks

AeroVironment UAS performing commercial oil field tasks

PRUDHOE BAY, Alaska, June 11 (UPI) --BP Exploration (Alaska) has contracted AeroVironment for commercial UAS services,
Richard Tomkins

Skydiving company employee killed by injuries from walking into propeller

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio, June 4 (UPI) --The owner of an Ohio skydiving company says his office manager "just made an error" -- a fatal one -- when she walked into a spinning propeller.
Frances Burns
Massachusetts plane crash kills Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner

Massachusetts plane crash kills Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner

BEDFORD, Mass., June 1 (UPI) --Plane crash in Massachusetts kills seven people, including Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz.
Danielle Haynes
UPDATE: Second body found in Virginia hot-air balloon crash

UPDATE: Second body found in Virginia hot-air balloon crash

DOSWELL, Va., May 10 (UPI) --A hot-air balloon containing three people crashed Friday in Virginia, killing one passenger and leaving two others missing.
Matt Bradwell
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Rep. James Oberstar, D-MN, chairs a House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure hearing regarding lapses in Federal Aviation Administration oversight on airliner safety on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 3, 2008. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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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.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Federal Aviation Administration."
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