A U.S. aviation inspector recommended grounding regional airline Gulfstream International Group Inc. in 2008 for violations including giving pilots too little rest, deferring plane maintenance and falsifying records.
On the evening of Dec. 10, 2007, pilot Kenny Edwards got the order to fly a Continental Airlines Inc. commuter flight from Tampa, Florida, to West Palm Beach. He told his dispatch supervisor he wouldn’t do it.
An American Airlines flight today became the first in the U.S. to land using an approach designed by a private company, which may lead to a larger role for business in crafting routes for the government.
An engine failure aboard a Spirit Airlines Inc. plane is being probed by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, which is recalling some employees furloughed in the U.S. government shutdown that began Oct. 1.
Boeing Co.’s effort to get its troubled 787 Dreamliner back in the air is headed for a challenging final hurdle: It needs approval from the U.S. agency that’s already been burned by signing off on the plane’s safety.