A single-engine plane crashed into a South Lake Tahoe house Saturday evening after taking off from the Lake Tahoe Airport. Local authorities told the Federal Aviation Administration that no one in the house in the 1600 block of Tionontati Street was injured, said FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer. The...
The Federal Aviation Administration has been vocal on the dangers of drone flight, evidenced by its painstaking approach to drafting new laws, public awareness campaigns and even a smartphone app. But its warnings can only go so farShow More Summary
Three days ago the Federal Aviation Administration proposed an industry-record fine of $1.9 million against an aerial photography company claiming their drone broke the law and posed a safety threat. What the FAA isn’t being as outspoken about is that on October 1, 2015 it missed a congressionally mandated deadline to set safety rules for [...]Show More Summary
The Federal Aviation Administration has fined Chicago-based aerial photography firm SkyPan International a whopping $1.9 million for flying drones in Chicago and New York City without permission. [ more › ]
A record fine of almost $2 million has been issued against a company that flew drones in downtown Chicago and New York without permission, the Chicago Tribune reports. The Federal Aviation Administration proposed a fine of $1.9 million against the...
The US Federal Aviation Administration, which just missed a deadline to set rules governing commercial use of unmanned aircraft, says a company that's used drones for 27 years has violated its regulations.
The air traffic control system that manages how aircraft use the skies above America is in dire need of a total rebuild. For years, however, the Federal Aviation Administration has bungled program after program to deliver a modernized ATC system that meets the nation’s needs. The current air traffic control system is not [...]
With commercial drones creating tension with regulators over the safety dangers they pose for heavily trafficked airspace, the Federal Aviation Administration is ratcheting up its oversight of the industry. On Tuesday, the FAA proposed...Show More Summary
The Federal Aviation Administration issued a press release today announcing the proposed massive fine against SkyPan International for “allegedly unauthorized unmanned aircraft operations”. The company is being accused of conductingShow More Summary
The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday proposed a record $1.9 million fine against an aerial photography company for flying drones in crowded New York and Chicago airspace without permission. SkyPan International Inc. of Chicago operated 65 unauthorized flights between March 2012 and December...
The Federal Aviation Administration said it was the largest civil penalty the agency has ever proposed after drone use allegedly endangered airspace safety.
Roughly 700,000 drones are expected to be sold in the United States this year, according to the Consumer Electronics Association. The Federal Aviation Administration plans to meet with Walmart, which has 19 different kinds of drones for sale on its website, to teach salespeople about what it should tell its customers about safe drone operation. Show More Summary
Forget the latest Apple releases: The most in-demand gadgets this holiday season might just be drones About a million drones may be sold as Christmas presents this year, estimates an administrator with the Federal Aviation Administration,...Show More Summary
A fire that was deliberately set last year at the Federal Aviation Administration's Chicago Center in Aurora demonstrated how the agency's emergency plans and security protocols were insufficient at both the local and national levels, a Department of Transportation Inspector General's investigation...
The Federal Aviation Administration had insufficient contingency plans and security protocols in place at a Chicago air traffic control facility that was set on fire last year, the U.S. Department of Transportation's inspector general said in a report released Wednesday that recommends the FAA...
You’re probably getting a drone for Christmas this year, whether you want one or not. Aviation Week reports that, at a recent industry summit, Rich Swayze of the Federal Aviation Administration said that the agency expects up to 1 million unmanned aerial vehicles to be sold during this year’s holiday season. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has temporarily renewed authorization for the Federal Aviation Administration while lawmakers consider whether to take responsibility for air traffic control from the government and place it under the direction...Show More Summary
New aerial views of the NFL are coming to a TV near you. According to the Associated Press (via FoxSports.com), the Federal Aviation Administration has granted the NFL the ability to use drones on a limited basis to record practice footage. The...Show More Summary
Passengers flying over the Bay Area, relax... your plane is NOT in any danger from the San Francisco 49ers bright stadium lights... so says the Federal Aviation Administration. According to recent reports, pilots have been "incapacitated" by…
The National Football League just became the first major sports to get Federal Aviation Administration permission to film using drones. The sports league petitioned for permission to use the drones to shoot aerial video over the summer, and the FAA approved their request in a letter dated Sept. 17, as first reported by Bloomberg. But the […]