Tag: FAA

US Orders Immediate Grounding Of Boeing 737 MAX 8, MAX 9

The Federal Aviation Administration has grounded all Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 in the United States. The move came after days of mounting pressure from various groups to halt all flights involving these jets.

March 14, 2019

Hobbyists No Longer Have To Register Their Drones As Court Ruling Blocks FAA Requirement

Appeals court judges in Washington D.C. agreed with a legal challenge against the drone registration program of the Federal Aviation Administration. If the ruling is enforced, hobbyists will no longer have to register their drones.

Gadgets May 20, 2017

Delta Air Kicks Family Off Flight, Threatening Jail And Foster Care: Can It Do That?

United recently dragged a passenger off a plane, but Delta kicked an entire family off a flight. The family had already paid for the ticket, but Delta threatened to throw the adults in jail and the kids in foster care.

Life & Style May 6, 2017

Drones Allowed To Fly Inside The World's Busiest Airport: What Were They Used For?

Drones were allowed by the Federal Aviation Administration to fly within the airspace of the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, known as the busiest airport in the world. What were the drones used for?

Gadgets February 6, 2017

Here's A Closer Look At Amazon's Flying Warehouse And Drone Fleet

Amazon’s recently granted patent for what’s essentially a flying warehouse is equal parts groundbreaking and perplexing. Here’s an attempt to parse the retail company’s futuristic vision of the commercial delivery system.

Internet December 30, 2016

Did You Get A Drone For Christmas? Here's How To Fly Drones Safely And Legally

Drones are amazing little machines that can do both good and bad for its owners. For those who received their first drone for the holidays, here is a quick guide on how to safely and legally fly your unmanned aerial vehicles.

Gadgets December 27, 2016

$549 Hover Camera Passport Is A Fully Enclosed, Foldable Drone That Needs No FAA Approval [Video]

The Hover Camera Passport drone is finally on sale at $549, promising great bang for the buck. The Passport is truly foldable, fully enclosed and has some neat photography tricks up its sleeve, ready to challenge the GoPro Karma and DJI Mavic Pro.

Gadgets October 13, 2016

Sprint Subscribers Can Exchange Their Replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 For Any Other Device

Sprint will now allow replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 units to be exchanged for other devices. The move comes after a recent incident where a Galaxy Note 7 allegedly exploded aboard a Southwest Airlines flight, which caused the flight to be canceled.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 7, 2016

UPS, CyPhy Works Emergency Drone Delivery Test Over Waters Successful

A UPS drone successfully completed a 3-mile journey over water. The test served as the pilot flight within a series of simulations that the company is conducting this week to gain insights on drone safety and performance.

Gadgets September 24, 2016

FAA Officially Bans Use Of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 On US Flights

Last week, the FAA advised people to not bring their Galaxy Note 7s on U.S. flights. Now, the FAA has taken things one step further, banning the phones from flights altogether.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 17, 2016

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Exploding Battery Woes Escalate: FAA Warns Against Using The Device During Flights

In a highly unusual move, the FAA has warned airline passengers not to use the Galaxy Note 7 during flights. This follows a similar decision from Australian airlines in the aftermath of Samsung's Note 7 recall over exploding batteries.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 9, 2016

FAA May Get The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Banned On Planes Over Battery Concerns

The FAA is looking into banning Galaxy Note 7s from being carried on domestic and international flights to and from the United States. The measure would mimic the regulator’s ban on exploding hoverboards last year.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 7, 2016

New FAA Small Drones Rules Go Into Effect: Here's What You Need To Know To Get A Drone License

The FAA drafted a new series of rules for small drones in the United States. The recent document makes it easier for the average user to fly a UAV but puts some limits to commercial use.

Business Tech August 30, 2016

Moon Express Gets Approval For First Non-Government Lunar Mission In 2017

Moon Express has made history, becoming the first private company to gain permission to travel beyond Earth's orbit and straight to the moon.

Space August 4, 2016

Top Secret Military Test This June Will Disrupt GPS On The West Coast, FAA Warns: What Could It Be?

The Federal Aviation Administration has released an advisory for expected GPS interference this month. The outages will be caused by a test to be conducted by the military, but it is not sure what kind of device will be tested.

Defense June 8, 2016

NASA, FAA Complete Most Complex Drone Traffic Management Test, Juggling 22 Drones At Once

NASA and FAA test site operators successfully flew 22 drones simultaneously in order to assess the former's UTM research platform used in rural operations. The space agency also plans to hand over its UTM research in 2019 to the aviation authority for more testing.

Robotics April 26, 2016

FAA: Shooting Down A Drone Is A Federal Crime

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has decreed that a drone qualifies as an aircraft and, therefore, shooting it down is a federal offense and could land one in prison for up to 20 years.

April 19, 2016

DJI, Parrot, 3DR And GoPro Form Drone Manufacturers Alliance, An Advocacy Group For Sensible Drone Regulations

DJI, 3DR, Parrot and GoPro parted ways with Intel, Google and Amazon and founded their own drone regulation lobby group. Dubbed the Drone Manufacturers Alliance, the advocacy organization will cater to the needs of a distinct market niche.

Legal April 6, 2016

American Airlines Co-Pilot Charged With Being Drunk Before Flight

An American Airlines co-pilot has been charged with a misdemeanor for being under the influence of alcohol before a flight. The arrest on Saturday resulted in the cancellation of the flight.

Society March 30, 2016

FAA Report Reveals Drones Almost Collide With Planes Multiple Times A Day

A report released by the Federal Aviation Administration reveals more than 600 instances of near-collisions and sightings between drones and airplanes have been reported.

FUTURE TECH March 29, 2016

New FAA Report Reveals Hundreds Of Drone Incidents Near US Airports

A new report by the Federal Aviation Administration revealed that drones are becoming a much bigger problem. Over a six-month period, a total of 582 incidents were recorded that saw drones enter restricted airspace.

FUTURE TECH March 27, 2016

The Cobalt Co50 Valkyrie Might Be The Coolest Private Aircraft But Is FAA Ready For It?

The Co50 Valkyrie aircraft from aviation startup Cobalt is yet to get regulatory approval from the FAA. While there have already been preorders for the plane, the lack of the go signal from the FAA makes the future of the aircraft doubtful.

FUTURE TECH February 22, 2016

Disney Wants Drones To Display Movies Over Parks

Disney has filed papers to use specially designed drones to project movies around the Disney Theme Parks. The company has filed for exemptions from the FAA to allow the unmanned quadcopters to operate over large crowds.

Internet Culture February 6, 2016

Nearly 300,000 Drones Now Registered With FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration's online drone registration system began in December. The FAA reports that since then, the number of registered drones is now close to 300,000.

Gadgets January 23, 2016

Amazon Prime Drone: Here's What To Expect About This Future Delivery Program

Paul Misener, Amazon's vice president of global public policy, has revealed details on how the company plans to carry out its Amazon Prime Air delivery system. He said that their primary goal is to have the drone deliver a package within 30 minutes after an order has been placed.

Business January 20, 2016

FAA Drone Registration Rules Challenged In Federal Court

The FAA's new rule requiring operators of unmanned aircraft systems to register their model aircrafts continues to receive protests. The latest case took FAA to court as an enthusiast alleged that the aviation authority is in violation of its own rules.

Gadgets January 5, 2016

FAA Drone Registration Website Goes Down On Day One As 45,000 Troop To Register Drones

The drone registration site went down during the first day of the new regulation. The Federal Aviation Administration also revealed that more than 45,000 individuals registered their drones, two days in of the rule's enforcement.

Society December 28, 2015

How To Register Your Drone With The FAA So You Don’t End Up Paying $27,000 In Fines

The FAA has started its drone registration program. It costs $5 to register into the FAA's database and those caught flying with no registration can be fined at least $27,500 for breaking the law.

FUTURE TECH December 22, 2015

Budget-Friendly Drones: Top 5 UAVs You Can Get For Under $500

A drone is probably one of the top gifts being gifted this year. Some can be really cheap while some can be quite expensive, so we've found a middle ground between the two at $500.

FUTURE TECH December 22, 2015

Terrafugia Will Soon Test In Futuristic Flying Cars In The US

The flying car is real, but it won't be ready until 2027. However, flying car hopeful Terrafugia is working hard to make this vehicle a possibility.

FUTURE TECH December 22, 2015

You Are Now Required To Register Your Drone

The FAA drone registration website has gone live, meaning that owners of drones that weigh between 0.55 and 55 pounds will have to register their machines.

Gadgets December 21, 2015

FAA Drone Registrations, Including Names And Addresses, Will Be Accessible To The Public

The Federal Aviation Administration will open up its drone registry program this Monday. Unfortunately, however, the personal data gathered may just become people record like those registered listed in the sex offender registry.

Legal December 20, 2015

Own A Drone? FAA Drone Registry With Your Name And Address Will Be Public And Searchable

Although it initially stated that names and addresses of drone owners will not be made public or searchable, the FAA clarified its answer. The administration underlined that its electronic registry will become public at a later date.

FUTURE TECH December 19, 2015

FAA Drone Task Force Recommends All UAV 9 Ounces And Up Must Be Registered

The FAA's task force has landed. In its 14-page report, the task force (composed of people from the private sector and interest groups), have suggested to the government that all drones weighing more than 9 ounces should be registered online via the Web or an app.

FUTURE TECH November 24, 2015

Skip The Registration Companies – FAA Expects Drone Registration Process To Be Simple

Attention: consumer drone owners. Thinking of hiring a firm to handle your drone's registration process to avoid the hassle? Here's what the FAA has to say.

Internet Culture November 17, 2015

The Drone Delivery Race Begins – Google, Amazon, BestBuy And Wal-Mart All Want To Deliver To Your Doorstep Via Drone

Google, Amazon, BestBuy and Wal-Mart have recently teamed up with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to create a registration system for drones. Could this be the ultimate harbinger to the rise of drone-to-door delivery?

Internet Culture November 5, 2015

FAA Announces Task Force To Create Drone Registration Program To Begin Before The Year Ends

The FAA wants operators to register drones. If that doesn't curtail the rise of rogue drones, there's still that other option the concerns microwaves.

FUTURE TECH October 20, 2015

The FAA Is Testing Tech To Hunt Down Drones Flying Near Airports

At a public hearing, the FAA expressed concern over the number of illegal drone flights near airports. The agency has now teamed up with a private firm to develop technology for detecting careless UAV operators.

FUTURE TECH October 9, 2015

FAA Demands Record $1.9M Fine From Drone Photography Firm: Does SkyPan Deserve It?

The Federal Aviation Administration is demanding a record fine of $1.9 million from drone startup SkyPan International. The FAA alleged that SkyPan operated drones in a careless manner, endangering lives and property.

FUTURE TECH October 7, 2015

The FAA Is Very Concerned About The One Million Drones To Be Sold This Holiday Season

Drone sales are set to hit one million this holiday season, causing the FAA to be very concerned, largely due to the lack of education about drones and drone use.

Gadgets October 1, 2015

The FAA's Wost Nightmare: 1 Million Drones Expected As Christmas Gifts This Year

The FAA's worst nightmare is set to come true as a million unmanned aerial vehicles or drones are anticipated to be handed out as Christmas presents this holiday season.

Gadgets October 1, 2015

Drone Crashes, Hits 11-Month-Old Girl On The Head

The incident where an 11-months-old little girl got bruised by a crashing drone in Pasadena shows that even small flying objects that spin out of control are dangerous.

FUTURE TECH September 24, 2015

Sorry, No Drones Allowed For Pope's US Visit

Drones will not be allowed to fly in New York, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. from Sept. 22 to Sept. 27, as Pope Francis will make his first visit to the United States.

Society September 16, 2015

American Airlines Sends Non-Certified Plane To Fly Over Pacific

American Airlines made the mistake of sending a plane bound from Los Angeles to Hawaii which lacked an FAA-required certification. The incident occurred a few weeks following the company’s initial use of the plane on the said route.

Society September 15, 2015

According To the FAA, Motorized Paper Airplanes Could Now Be Considered Drones

When Peter Sachs, a lawyer and drone activist, requested an exemption to fly a UAV for commercial purposes, he got it — but the UAV in question is a paper airplane.

FUTURE TECH September 1, 2015

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