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FAA warns Boeing 787 bug could shut off aircraft power

In a new problem for the Boeing 787, the US aviation regulator has ordered repairs to correct a software bug that could cause the aircraft to suddenly lose all power. The Federal Aviation Administration issued a directive dated Friday warning […]

US Safety Board Issues Recommendations After Wrong Airport Landings

NTSB has issued two recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administration FAA, urging it to amend air traffic control procedures and update the altitude warning software.

Failing Aviation Administration (FAA)

The federal government operates the air traffic control (ATC) system as an old-fashioned bureaucracy, even though ATC is a high-tech business. It’s as if the government took over Apple Computer and tried to design breakthrough products. Show More Summary

FAA Finds Boeing Dreamliner Could Lose All Power Due To Software Bug

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a maintenance mandate after finding another problem with the new 787 Boeing Dreamliner. The new order is the latest in a long list of embarrassments for the new jet airliner. According...Show More Summary

Software Bug Detected In Boeing 787 Could Cause Mid-Air Loss Of Control

As scary as it sounds, A bug has been detected in Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner that could cause a sudden shut down of all electrical power in the plane, resulting in pilot to lose control over it. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)...Show More Summary

Boeing's Dreamliner Has a Bug That Can Make It Lose All Power Mid-Air 

3 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Here’s yet another snag for the embattled Boeing 787 Dreamliner : The Federal Aviation Administration today warned of an alarming software glitch, in which the power can cut out and cause the pilot to lose control in the middle of a flight. Read more...

FAA Investigation Substantiates Mechanics Safety Complaint Against American Airlines

A March 25 letter from the Federal Aviation Administration to six American Airlines mechanics, who filed whistleblower complaints against the airline for allegedly retaliating against them for reporting maintenance improprieties, states that an investigation of the airline by the agency's Flight Standards Service "substantiated that a violation of an order, [...]

Docs Show US Withheld Germanwings Pilot License Over Mental Health Concerns

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) temporarily denied in 2010 a medical certificate to a German pilot who is believed to have intentionally crashed a plane with 150 people on board in March, according to recently published documents.

FAA Briefly Denied Certificate to Germanwings Crash Pilot Over Depression History

The United States Federal Aviation Administration initially declined to issue Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz a "medical certificate" in 2010 because of concerns about his history of depression, agency documents say. A great deal...Show More Summary

United Express flight with engine fire forced to land in Philadelphia

A plane with an engine on fire was forced to make an emergency landing on Tuesday at Philadelphia International Airport, where it landed safely, according to the airport and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. The fire broke out in the No. Show More Summary

Exelis launches airspace surveillance and sense-and-avoid tool for UAVs

Exelis has launched its first airspace situational awareness tool designed specifically for unmanned aerial system (UAS), drone operations in the US. Symphony® RangeVue™ puts real-time Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) surveillance data, flexible background maps and weather information in the hands […]

Chicago man lands first FAA exemption in state to fly drone for aerial photography

Chicagoan Colin Hinkle received word this month that he's allowed to fly small drones, becoming the first in Illinois to be granted permission - under Federal Aviation Administration rules - to launch the small aircraft for his aerial...Show More Summary

US to Enhance Screening of All Airport-Based Employees

US Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will conduct criminal history background checks for all aviation workers and will increase the number of random employee screenings throughout the day.

This Is the First 3D-Printed Part That's Approved for a Jet Engine

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

3D printing has just reached another major milestone as the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has officially approved GE’s T25 as the first 3D printed part cleared for use on a commercial jet engine. Read more...

NASA Testing an Ultra-Lightweight Cartoonish Drone

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is testing a new drone that is designed to be an experimental airplane which could change aviation in the future.

Pilot of US Capitol Gyrocopter Landing Might Be Charged - FAA

US Federal Aviation Administration stated that the pilot of the gyrocopter that landed on the US Capitol lawn on Wednesday afternoon violated Washington, DC airspace security rules and might face penalties.

Private Drone Incident In Old Town Brings Up Privacy Issues

As private drone use has become increasingly popular, the Federal Aviation Administration has struggled with how to regulate the industry. [ more › ]

O'Hare group says 2 public meetings on new runways not enough

The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday that two workshop-style meetings will be held this summer to allow the public to talk to officials about the expected noise and air pollution from a new runway set to open in October at...Show More Summary

Amazon's Drone Tests Greenlit, But Now Obsolete — Design News

Last week, the Federal Aviation Administration approved Amazon's request for testing drones for package deliveries. But the e-commerce giant says it's too little, too late; the drone models submitted with their request six months ago are now obsolete. Show More Summary

Amazon to begin testing new delivery drones in the US

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Last month it emerged that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had granted Amazon permission to begin testing a delivery drone prototype for its Prime Air service, a venture that aims to transport packages to Amazon customers in under 30 minutes. Show More Summary

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