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All FAA facilities to review safety procedures following Chicago-area fire

All FAA facilities to review safety procedures following Chicago-area fire

CHICAGO, Sept. 29 (UPI) --The Chicago-area FAA facility shut down by a fire started by an employee is currently slated to reopen Oct. 13.
Matt Bradwell
Skydiving student, instructor killed when they hit shed

Skydiving student, instructor killed when they hit shed

BARNSTABLE, Mass., Sept. 29 (UPI) --A skydiving instructor and student jumping in tandem were killed when they hit a shed near an airport on Cape Cod in Massachusetts.
Frances Burns
Fire halts flights at Chicago airports

Fire halts flights at Chicago airports

CHICAGO, Sept. 26 (UPI) --A fire in an FAA radar facility in suburban Chicago early Friday forced the grounding of flights at the city's O'Hare and Midway airports.
Ed Adamczyk
Google completes first phase of testing drone delivery system

Google completes first phase of testing drone delivery system

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) --What do Amazon, Domino's Pizza and now Google all have in common? They're all testing drones as a potential deliver device for the future.
Gabrielle Levy
Hamas warning: No flights into Tel Aviv

Hamas warning: No flights into Tel Aviv

TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 21 (UPI) --Hamas appeared to give a warning the airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, will be a target of its rocket fire.
Ed Adamczyk
FAA bans U.S. planes from flying over Syria

FAA bans U.S. planes from flying over Syria

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) --A report from research group Small Arms Survey said Syrian militants have obtained anti-aircraft weapons, causing the FAA to ban all U.S. flights over Syria.
Aileen Graef
FAA bans U.S. flights over Iraq

FAA bans U.S. flights over Iraq

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (UPI) --U.S. airlines are currently not permitted to fly over Iraqi territory, according to a U.S. Federal Aviation Administration notice issued Friday.
Ed Adamczyk
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
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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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