FAA: Small Plane Crashes in Selma with Two People Aboard

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, a Piper PA-32 crashed two miles southwest of Craig Field in Selma Wednesday afternoon. The crash happened about two miles southwest of Craig Field at around 4:40 p.m. Officials with the FAA are headed to the scene to begin their investigation. The National Transportation Safety Board will determine the probable cause of the accident….

Montgomery Airport Among Several Alabama Airports Awarded FAA Grant

The Federal Avation Administration is awarding $495 million in airport infrastructure grants. Airports in Alabama are among the recipients. “This significant investment in airport improvements in Alabama will fund construction and rehabilitation projects that will help maintain high levels of safety in U.S. aviation,” said U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. Grant awards include: South Alabama Regional at…

FAA Says it Won’t Regulate Amount of Airline Legroom

Federal regulators are rejecting the idea of setting minimum standards for airline seats and legroom as a safety measure. The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday that it saw no immediate safety issue that requires new regulations. The FAA is responding to a group called FlyersRights, which had gone to court to prod the FAA to act. The group says cramped…

Hawaiian, Delta Top On-time Ratings for US Airlines

Here are the government’s rankings of the leading U.S. airlines and their on-time performance for November. The federal government counts a flight as on time if it arrives within 14 minutes of schedule. 1. Hawaiian Airlines, 91.5 percent 2. Delta Air Lines, 91.4 percent 3. Alaska Airlines, 88.0 percent 4. Frontier Airlines, 87.5 percent 5. Spirit Airlines, 86.4 percent 6….

Houses Passes Bill to Boost Airport Security, Reduce Lines

The House has passed an aviation bill aimed at boosting airport security, reducing screening lines and refunding fees to passengers whose luggage is lost or arrives late. The bill also extends the Federal Aviation Administration’s programs for 14 months at current funding levels. It was approved by a voice vote. House and Senate lawmakers reached an agreement last week clearing…