Tag: Federal Aviation Administration

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

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

FAA Rolls Out Rules For Small Commercial Drones: What You Should Know

The Federal Aviation Administration has finally issued the first set of rules that covers the flight conditions and limitations for small unmanned aircraft. Taking effect this August, the approved rules will officially mark the dawn of a new drone age.

Gadgets June 22, 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

FAA Orders Urgent Fix For Icing Problems In Boeing 787 Jets

Government officials have ordered airlines flying Boeing 787 Dreamliners to to repair the jets' engines immediately. The General Electric engines in these planes are prone to shutting down suddenly because of ice buildup.

Business Tech April 24, 2016

Senate Approves Aviation Bill That Would Protect Airline Passengers, Boost Airport Security

More reason to fly! Dedicated rooms for nursing mothers, early check-in for pregnant women and reimbursed fees for late arrival of checked-in baggage. These are just few of the passenger benefits included in the new aviation bill.

Business April 20, 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

British Airways Plane Hits Possible Drone During Heathrow Airport Landing

A British Airways aircraft descending onto London's Heathrow Airport on Sunday afternoon hit an object believed to be a drone. The plane has since then landed safely, and no injuries were reported.

Society April 19, 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

Yes, Drones Are Still Banned From The Super Bowl

Like they have been for years. Since at least 2014, unmanned aircraft have been prohibited around large sporting events.

Gadgets January 22, 2016

Federal Aviation Administration Has Registered More Than 45,000 Drones In Two Days

This precedes what's sure to be an uptick of drone owners following the holidays.

FUTURE TECH December 23, 2015

Court Rules Cost-Sharing Flight Service Must Use Pilots With Commercial Licenses

Only pilots with commercial licenses are cleared for takeoff and landing in a shared-ride setting, court and FAA agree.

FUTURE TECH December 21, 2015

Federal Aviation Administration Announces Mandatory Drone Registration

A federal law ordering drone registration takes effect Dec. 21, with the FAA giving owners of unmanned aircraft systems up until Feb. 19, 2016, to officially register.

FUTURE TECH December 14, 2015

FAA Releases Proposed Drone Regulations To Take Effect Before The Holidays

The rules would have owners registering their unmanned aircraft with the federal government with the machine's information stored in a national database. Each drone would have to have a registration number marked on it.

FUTURE TECH November 23, 2015

Wal-Mart Wants To Test A Drone Delivery Service Of Its Own

Wal-mart has filed an application to the FAA to test a drone delivery service, similar to what the likes of Google and Amazon are testing. The service would also be used by the retailer to take inventory.

Legal October 26, 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

Google Quietly Teamed Up With NASA To Test Project Wing Drone Program

For over a year, Google has used a government exemptive waiver to test out its commercial drones for Project Wing, with help from NASA.

FUTURE TECH August 13, 2015

Small Plane Crashes On California Beach, Injures 12-Year-Old Boy

A small plane crashed on a crowded beach in Southern California on Saturday. While the pilot of the aircraft was unharmed, a 12-year-old boy who was on the ground sustained a gash on his head.

Society July 6, 2015

Amazon Awarded 'Experimental Airworthiness Certificate' For Drone Delivery System

Amazon has been awarded an Experimental Airworthiness Certificate by the Federal Aviation Administration, enabling it to conduct experiments for its drone delivery system, which it announced back in December 2013.

FUTURE TECH March 19, 2015

New Winter Storm Slams Into U.S. East Coast

The U.S. East Coast was battered with more snow on Saturday, placing Baltimore and Washington, D.C. under a deep freeze. Snow and sleet were expected to accumulate further on Sunday morning with up to 10 inches expected in Baltimore.

Society February 23, 2015

United Airlines Attendants Fired Because They Refused to Fly After Seeing 'Menacing' Graffiti

A group of 13 flight attendants said they were illegally fired by United Airlines after refusing to fly a Hong Kong-bound Boeing plane that had been scrawled by what they described as threatening words and images.

Society January 9, 2015

Miracle: 7-Year-Old Girl Sole Survivor of Deadly Kentucky Plane Crash

A 7-year-old girl was the lone survivor of a plane crash, and she trekked through the darkness to find help. This is her story.

January 4, 2015

Amazon to FAA: Let Us Test Drones Outdoors or We Will Test Outside U.S.

Amazon is seeking for permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to test their delivery drones outdoors. If the company does not gain approval, it will divert its testing and the associated investments to other countries.

FUTURE TECH December 9, 2014

FAA New Rules for Drones Bad News for Business Owners, Drone Advocates

The Federal Aviation Administration will be releasing a proposal for new federal rules for commercial drones. The new rules will cover drones such as SZ DJI Technology's Phantom line that will be used for commercial purposes.

Business November 25, 2014

DHL tests drone Parcelcopter to deliver medicine in German island

Starting Friday, German logistics company DHL will use drones when delivering medicines to a small German island. It will be the first unmanned drone delivery service to launch in Europe.

FUTURE TECH September 26, 2014

Filmmakers rejoice: FAA may approve use of drones on movie sets

The FAA may announce new regulations that would allow Hollywood companies to use drones for film production. However, the permits given to seven TV and movie companies come with limitations.

FUTURE TECH September 25, 2014

FAA must consider better schedules for air traffic controllers: Study

A report suggests that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) should consider better work shifts for air traffic controllers. FAA should address fatigue concerns of controllers.

Life June 17, 2014

Survival of 16-year-old Hawaiian Airlines stowaway amazes medical experts

Although hypoxia and hypothermia could have killed the boy, medical experts hypothesize that the combination of thin air and freezing temperature could have actually saved him.

Life April 22, 2014

FCC mulls lifting in-flight call ban

The FCC has filed a proposal that plans to pass the decision of allowing use of mobile devices in-flight to airline companies.

Legal January 15, 2014

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