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Report: Drones more damaging than bird strikes to planes

Drones that collide with planes cause more damage than birds of the same size because of their solid parts such as motors and batteries. That's according to a study released by the Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday. The report's...Show More Summary

New FAA data on drone registrations reveals surprising insights on America’s drone owners

Where are America’s drones flying? If you guessed techie or art hubs like San Francisco, Los Angeles or New York, you’re wrong. The Federal Aviation Administration made its drone registration database publicly available earlier this month — and the data mined from it is pretty surprising. Show More Summary

The FAA Can't Stop People From Throwing Live Turkeys Out Of Planes

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : The Sideshow

The Federal Aviation Administration has found no violations with an infamous Arkansas event that involves dropping live turkeys from a plane ? but that may be because no one ever thought they’d need a rule about that.

39% of cell sites are still out of service in Puerto Rico post-hurricane. AT&T’s drones are fixing that.

More than two months after Hurricane Maria, much of Puerto Rico still does not have cell service. Drones could fix that. The Federal Aviation Administration today announced that it had approved the use of AT&T’s Flying COW drones to help restore cellular service. Show More Summary

Navy Apologizes, for Some Reason, for Using Airplane to Draw Majestic Penis in the Sky

An upsetting story out of Washington state as pushover Navy administrators have been pressured into condemning the hero aviators who used airplane contrails to draw a hilarious penis on the canvas of the heavens: In a statement to KREM...Show More Summary

Trump to spend Thanksgiving in Palm Beach

President Donald Trump is set to spend Thanksgiving in Palm Beach, Florida, continuing a family tradition he maintained before moving to the White House. A Federal Aviation Administration notice advises … Click to Continue »

BREAKING: Charlotte Police Arrest Air Traffic Controller With WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION

An air traffic control working for the Federal Aviation Administration was arrested in Charlotte Friday for reportedly possessing a weapon of mass destruction. BREAKING: a man has been arrested for having a weapon of mass destruction...Show More Summary

UTIA awarded FAA grant to analyze biorefinery supply chains

(University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture) Researchers from the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) have received a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to begin a three-year project to perform a multitude of techno-market analyses of US biorefinery supply chains from feedstock to alternative jet fuels.

Energy team develops processes to ramp up bio-based aviation fuel

Airplanes zoom overhead, wispy-white contrails streaming behind them. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) handled 43,684 flights, on average, every day last year, and U.S. military and commercial flights together used over 20 billion gallons of jet fuel.

US-Bound Arrivals on New Aviation Screenings

2 months agoNews : USAToday: News

Passengers arriving on international flights into Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Thursday reported normalcy amid new security measures launched by the Trump administration for all of those coming into the country. (Oct. 26)        

FAA probes second Air Canada landing flub at San Francisco International

An Air Canada flight missed a crucial landing instruction — delivered multiple times — as it touched down at San Francisco International Airport on Sunday night. The incident triggered yet another Federal Aviation Administration investigation into the airline, months after the airline just missed...

Air Canada landing in California prompts another FAA probe

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating why an Air Canada plane ignored repeated orders by an air traffic controller at San Francisco International Airport to abort a landing over the … Click to Continue »

FAA Proposes Worldwide Laptop Ban For Checked Bags On International Flights

The US Federal Aviation Administration wants the world's airlines to stop letting passengers put large electronic devices like laptops in checked bags on international flights. The proposal, which will no doubt upset some frequent travellers, will be considered by the United Nations in the coming weeks. More »      

FAA proposes that electronics is banned from checked luggage on all international flights

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has recently proposed that the laptop ban should expand to all international flights. This time, it won’t refer to the laptops, cameras and other devices in the carry-on, but in the checked luggage. Show More Summary

CNN Receives First FAA Waiver to Fly Drones Over Crowds

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Geek.com

CNN received the Federal Aviation Administration’s first waiver allowing drone flights above crowds. The milestone approval opens the door for other unmanned aerial vehicle pilots to find new uses for their aircraft—from sporting […] The post CNN Receives First FAA Waiver to Fly Drones Over Crowds appeared first on Geek.com.

US: Laptops in checked bags pose fire, explosion risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is urging the world airline community to ban large, personal electronic devices like laptops from checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic fire. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a paper filed recently with a U.N. Show More Summary

CNN granted first FAA waiver to fly drones over crowds - CNET

2 months agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

The US Federal Aviation Administration says the news network can make routine flights of unmanned aerial vehicles over people.

Watch your heads: CNN allowed to fly drones over crowds

CNN will soon be the flying news network.  The company announced Wednesday that it had received a waiver form the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly a drone over crowds of people. SEE ALSO: Police warn people on Facebook not...Show More Summary

Richard Barnett; perv

Ex-PH2 sends us a link to the news about Richard Barnett, a 14-year US Navy veteran (an Aviation Electronics Technician) currently employed by the Federal Aviation Administration (Aviation Safety Inspector) who was using a music app to converse with young girls and solicit them for pictures of themselves in various stages of undress; When [the […]

Radar outages behind changed flight patterns

Airport officials in Maine say radar outages were responsible for recent changes in flight patterns from the Portland International Jetport. Airport officials say Federal Aviation Administration surveillance radar at the … Click to Continue »

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