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Washington, D.C., Would Like to Remind You It’s a ‘No Drone Zone’

On this annual American holiday celebrating freedom in all its forms, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a statement reminding hill-toppers, aviation enthusiasts and tourists visiting Washington, D.C., that the city and...Show More Summary

FAA: Washington D.C. area is ‘no drone zone’

Celebrate the Fourth of July without drones, a federal agency warned this week. The Federal Aviation Administration reminded visitors and residents this week that the District and its surroundings are a “No Drone Zone.”Read full article >>

No drones in Washington for July 4 holiday

Washington: Drones will not be flying over Washington under strict security measures for the US Independence Day holiday weekend, the Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday. Following terror strikes in France, Tunisia and Kuwait, authorities issued an alert ahead of the […]

Small plane with three aboard crashes into home in Massachusetts

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A small plane carrying three people crashed into a house in a town about 40 miles southwest of Boston, engulfing the home in flames, according to the Federal Aviation Administration and local media. The occupants of the house, in Plainville, Massachusetts, were home when the plane hit but managed...

FAA is exploring drone use by NFL teams

At least three NFL teams are using remote-controlled aircraft to film practices. And that practice has drawn the attention of the Federal Aviation Administration. According to Bloomberg News, the FAA is looking into the use of so-called drones by the Cowboys, Giants, and Patriots, because it’s technically illegally to fly unmanned aircraft for a commercial purpose…

Robopocalypse Now: FAA to Allow First Drone Deliveries in USA on July 17th

Here in the United States, it seemed like legal red tape would stall the launch of delivery drones for years, but the wait is over sooner than expected.On July 17, the Federal Aviation Administration will allow unmanned aircraft to deliver medical supplies to a free clinic during research flights in West Virginia. Show More Summary

First FAA-Approved Drove Delivery Coming Next Month, But Not from Amazon

2 weeks agoTechnology : Yahoo: Tech

On July 17, the Federal Aviation Administration will allow a collaboration between NASA, Flirtey and Virginia Tech to fly unmanned aircraft to deliver pharmaceuticals to a free medical clinic in West Virginia.

This senator wants to clamp down on the drone you got for Christmas

A top Democrat is proposing to give the Federal Aviation Administration new powers to police consumer drones just like the agency plans to regulate commercial ones.Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.) introduced the Consumer Drone Safety Act...Show More Summary

This senator wants to clamp down on the drone you got for Christmas

2 weeks agoTechnology : Post Tech

A top Democrat is proposing to give the Federal Aviation Administration new powers to police consumer drones just like the agency plans to regulate commercial ones. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.) introduced the Consumer Drone Safety Act on Thursday in a bid to head off some of the near-collisions that have plagued airports and manned aircraft around the country. […]

Delta, Southwest Flights Nearly Collide On Chicago Runway, FAA Investigating

The Federal Aviation Administration opened an investigation into a near collision between two planes taking off from Chicago’s Midway Airport at the same time earlier this week. Reuters reports that a Delta Air Lines flight and a Southwest...Show More Summary

US Insurers to Assess Natural Disaster Claims Using Drones

Allstate Insurance Company Claims Vice President Shawn Broadfield says that a recent decision by the US Federal Aviation Administration will allow insurance companies to use drones to evaluate claims made after natural disasters.

Amazon To Congress: Drone Delivery Aircraft Ready Within A Year

Amazon and the FAA say product deliveries via drones could begin much sooner than anyone ever expected. Senior officials from Amazon and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) testified before Congress yesterday on the feasibility of using drones for commercial purposes—and it turns out Amazon could be making drone deliveries within the year. Show More Summary

China Aviation Regulator Strengthens MERS Control on Flights From S Korea

The Civil Aviation Administration of China urged all airlines on Friday to strengthen control and preventive measures on flights between China and South Korea over the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus spread concerns.

EPA Moves Toward Regulating Aircraft Emissions

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Wednesday released a scientific finding that greenhouse gases from aircraft pose a risk to human health, paving the way for regulating emissions from the U.S. aviation industry. TheShow More Summary

TSA Investigation Finds 73 Workers on U.S.’s Terrorist Watchlist

3 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

A recent U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) report found that 73 aviation workers, employed by airlines and vendors, had alleged links to terrorism. The report, published by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General on June 4, blamed bureaucratic mistakes. Show More Summary

#toplistingvids contest, drone edition

If using drones to capture footage to help advertise a listing technically runs afoul of U.S. Federal Aviation Administration regulations for the many without a permit, that's not stopping legions of brokers and agents from employing them to give their listing videos an aerial punch -- including many who've submitted to Inman's #toplistingvids contest...

An Opportunity To Improve Air Travel

As Congress works on reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration, the issues facing airports are worthy of extra attention. The current system for airport funding in the U.S. is in need of reform. Passengers face a variety of fees on their air travel, and some of them – like the Passenger [...]

United Airlines Flights Halted By FAA Amid Multiple Bomb Threat Hoax

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) halted United Airlines flights for a time Tuesday morning amid concerns over multiple bomb threat hoaxes. FAA officials later said the threats to several passenger carriers — including a United Airlines flight — were not credible. Show More Summary

'Automation Issues' Temporarily Ground All United Airlines Main Line Flights at All Airports

last monthNews : Newsweek: US

United Airlines temporarily grounded main line flights at every airport for "automation issues," according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). "This ground stop is for all UAL main line flights only from all destinations to...Show More Summary

US Aviation Agency to Study Pilots’ Mental Health Following Crashes Abroad

US authorities will examine the mental health of commercial aviators following airplane crashes in Europe and Asia suspected in part on the pilots’ emotional states, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said in a statement on Wednesday.

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