Department Of Transportation

US bans Pakistan International Airlines flights over fake degrees

The United States banned Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flights from its airspace. The decision follows the recent investigation that found 40% of Pakistani pilots to hold dubious licenses....


Boeing deflected FAA attention from 737 MAX MCAS system

Boeing did not provide the Federal Aviation Administration with documents regarding the specifications of the MCAS system during the development of the 737 MAX, the U.S. Department of Transportation found out. The MCAS was pinned as the main cause for the two crashes that killed 346 people....


Tensions ease: US increases flight allowance for Chinese airlines

Despite a spike in tensions between the United States and China regarding the permission to operate commercial passenger flights in early-June 2020, the tension is simmering down as the Department of Transportation allowed Chinese airlines to increase their weekly capacity to the U.S....


Southwest deadly engine failures bring FAA under scrutiny

Southwest Airlines is still feeling the consequences of the deadly engine failure on April 17, 2018. In addition to lawsuits by eight passengers of the flight and one passenger’s husband, United States authority body has announced launching an investigation into the supervision of the carrier. The investigation references a similar incident with engine fan blade failure mid-flight Southwest had back in 2016....