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Man sentenced to six months in prison for groping a flight attendant

A man charged with groping a flight attendant has been sentenced to six months in prison. Enio Socorro Zayas was sentenced on Monday in US District Court in the Southern District of Florida, according to court documents. Zayas was indicted after an incident on August 6, 2021, aboard American Airlines flight 1723, traveling from Cancun […]

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10 biggest US airlines warns ‘major disruption’ to flights on 5G switch

The 10 biggest US airlines have warned that the impending switch-on of 5G mobile phone services will cause “major disruption” to flights. They said the start of Verizon and AT&T 5G mobile phone services, planned for Wednesday, would cause a “completely avoidable economic calamity”. Airlines fear C-band 5G signals will disrupt planes’ navigation systems, particularly […]

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FedEx asks FAA permission to install anti-missile system on cargo planes

FedEx wants to operate cargo planes outfitted with lasers that throw off incoming heat-seeking missiles, according to a newly published federal documents. In a filing on Friday, the Federal Aviation Administration indicated FedEx had asked permission to add the missile-defense system. The agency said that the “FedEx missile-defense system directs infrared laser energy toward an […]

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US orders inquiry to determine if military helicopters flew too low over civilians at NFL game

The US military and the Federal Aviation Administration are reviewing a flyover of an NFL game last month to determine if the military helicopters flew too low over civilians in violation of aviation regulations. A military inquiry is underway by the 101st Airborne Division to determine if members of its combat aviation brigade violated any […]

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Southwest Airlines employee hospitalized after being assaulted by passenger

A Southwest Airlines employee was taken to a Dallas hospital after being assaulted by a passenger at Love Field Airport, according to the airline and the Dallas Police Department. The female passenger “verbally and physically” assaulted the female operations agent shortly after being asked to get off the flight she had just boarded from Dallas […]

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FAA to review safety concerns at Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin after whistleblowers compliant

The US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) will review safety concerns raised by whistleblowers at Blue Origin, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ space company. The announcement comes after 21 current and former employees claimed the company had ignored safety concerns to gain an advantage in the space race. Staff also complained of a culture of sexism within […]

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Southwest Airlines passenger who punched and broke three teeth of flight attendant faces charges

A woman passenger accused of punching a Southwest Airlines flight attendant and breaking three of her teeth in May, now faces charges. Vyvianna Quinonez is accused of assault resulting in serious bodily injury and interference with flight crew members and attendants, according to court documents. In the Quinonez case, court records say a flight attendant […]

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Unruly passenger behavior distracts pilots, risks flight safety: FAA

The US civil aviation watchdog wants passengers to know that thousands of violent outbursts on commercial flights are not only a problem for flight attendants, but they distract pilots from keeping the entire flight safe. On Tuesday in a public service announcement the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said, “You don’t want your pilots distracted. Unruly […]

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US airline regulator proposes more than half a million in new fines against unruly passengers

US airline regulators are proposing more than a half-million dollars in new fines against commercial airline passengers who they say refused to wear masks, hit flight attendants and even threw luggage across the cabin. The Federal Aviation Administration’s announcement Thursday of $531,545 in fines against 34 passengers accused of being unruly on board is the […]

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Boeing detects structural flaw while manufacturing 787s, cuts production rate

Boeing cut its 787 production rate as it works through a new production-related structural defect in its troubled twin-aisle airliner program. The company now forecasts delivering fewer than half of the lingering 100 or so 787s in its inventory this year as it continues forensic inspections and costly repairs to address quality flaws in the […]

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Southwest flight attendant loses two teeth after a scuffle with a passenger

A Southwest Airlines’ flight attendant lost two teeth following an altercation with a passenger on-board. On Sunday, a Southwest passenger was arrested on suspicion of felony battery causing serious injury after she allegedly struck a flight attendant during a flight from Sacramento to San Diego, according to a statement from the Port of San Diego […]