2newcw11 thefan-am1090seattle-logo-fina2l

FAA

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft does a

FAA Says Boeing 787′s Design, Manufacture Safe

Boeing’s design and manufacture of its cutting-edge 787 jetliner is safe despite the many problems encountered since the plane’s rollout, including a fire that forced a redesign of the its batteries.

CBS Seattle–03/19/2014

Holiday Traveling

Tips On Packing Lightly For Vacation

For the first-time traveler hoping to avoid baggage fees to the experienced globetrotter, the following 10 tips will help teach you how to pack more efficiently and maybe even more safely.

CBS Seattle–02/25/2014

(Photo credit:  Kevork Djansezian/GEtty Images)

Alaska Airlines May Traffic Rises 6.7%

Alaska Airlines’ parent company said Wednesday that traffic rose 6.7 percent in May, helped by an increase in the number of available seats.

CBS Seattle–06/05/2013

File photo of a Boeing 787 for All Nippon Airways. (credit: YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

Overcharging Batteries Eyed In Boeing 787 Dreamliner Fires

It’s likely that fires on two Boeing 787 Dreamliners were caused by overcharging lithium ion batteries, aviation safety and battery experts said Friday, pointing to developments in the investigation of the Boeing incidents as well as a battery fire in a business jet more than a year ago.

01/18/2013

The outside decal of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Passengers Talk 787 Safety

Some frequent fliers say they aren’t worried about safety aboard Boeing’s problem-plagued 787 aircraft, while many less-seasoned travelers are often unaware of what model of plane they’re flying on.

CBS Seattle–01/18/2013

File photo of 787s in production (Photo credit SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Lithium Batteries Central To Boeing 787′s Woes

Lithium batteries that can leak corrosive fluid and start fires have emerged as the chief safety concern involving Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner, a problem that apparently is far more serious than government or company officials acknowledged less than a week ago.

CBS Seattle–01/17/2013

(Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)

FAA Reviewing Boeing 787, But Plane Called ‘Safe’

The government stepped in Friday to assure the public that Boeing’s new 787 “Dreamliner” is safe to fly, even as it launched a comprehensive review to find out what caused a fire, a fuel leak and other worrisome incidents this week.

CBS Seattle–01/11/2013

credit: www.facebook.com/Allegiant

Everett to Hawaii Service? Allegiant Air Hopes So

A spokesman for Allegiant Air says Paine Field in Everett fits its business model to bring residents of smaller cities to vacation destinations such as Hawaii. The FAA approved a plan for passenger air service at Paine Field earlier this week.

12/06/2012

Boeing 777 Freighter takes off from Paine Field (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Paine Field Getting Commercial Flights

The Federal Aviation Administration has released a long-anticipated report that gives a green light to commercial passenger flights at Paine Field south of Everett.

CBS Seattle–12/05/2012

credit: www.facebook.com/Allegiant

FAA to Decide if Paine Field Will Open for Passenger Flights

A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said Monday morning the agency has not yet released its decision on passenger airline service at Everett’s Paine Field. Allegiant Air wants to start operating four flights a week.

12/03/2012

more