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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.

FAA to consider new mental health rules for commercial pilots

In the wake of airline catastrophes involving Germanwings and Malaysia Airline carriers, the Federal Aviation Administration is calling for a study on the mental and emotional health of commercial airline pilots.

U.S. regulators to review pilot mental health after Germanwings crash

(Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday announced that a joint government-industry group will review how the agency monitors the mental health of commercial pilots and will make recommendations within six months. Show More Summary

After Germanwings And Malaysia Airlines, The FAA Will Study Pilots' Mental Health

The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday that it will join forces with air carriers and the medical community to study the mental and emotional health of commercial pilots. The study could lead to sweeping new recommendations affecting pilots, the airlines and government procedures. The study group, which will be known as [...]

FAA Hiring Scandal Barely Registers with the Media

The Fox Business Network (FBN) should be congratulated for launching a six-month investigation into the Federal Aviation Administration’s hiring practices...

First look: Inside SFO’s brand new control tower (photos)

This week San Francisco International Airport turns over its fabulous new control tower to the Federal Aviation Administration. But before doing so, the airport gave TravelSkills an exclusive early tour. The FAA will spend a year outfitting the voluptuous, flared cylinder with its systems, testing them and then training controllers. Show More Summary

Aerial Traffic: Asking Politely Has Not Curbed Helicopter Noise in Los Angeles

Total shocker: the voluntary rules the Federal Aviation Administration handed out to try and cut down on helicopter noise above Los Angeles aren't working super well. According to activists looking to shush the choppers, their talks with the FAA...

Man Arrested for Flying 'Drone' Near White House

2 weeks agoTechnology : Yahoo: Tech

A man has been arrested for flying a foot-long aircraft near the White House, says the Federal Aviation Administration.

FAA Finally Approves Yamaha Ag Drone, Reveals How Shockingly Behind US Civil Drone Industry Is

Almost a year after Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA applied for permission to operate its RMAX drone for commercial agricultural purposes, it finally received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration in the form of a so-called 333 exemption dated May 1.  According to Yamaha's petition, the RMAX is capable of providing [...]

Illinois Police Daren't Call Its Drones 'Drones'

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Illinois State Police was recently lucky enough to receive Federal Aviation Administration to use drones. But the police department clearly senses societal tensions over their use, because it’s trying very hard not to use the D word. Read more...

Anti-gadget flight attendants lose in court

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

A lawsuit, filed by the Association of Flight Attendants claiming that the Federal Aviation Administration acted improperly in allowing passengers to use gadgets during takeoff and landing, was killed by a DC appeals court. Read the rest

Appeals court kills flight attendants’ challenge to electronics on planes

Association of Flight Attendants said Federal Aviation Administration acted improperly.

Mississippi University Becomes US Drone Research Site

US Federal Aviation Administration announced that Mississippi State University has been chosen to be the partner of the US government in conducting research, education and training to integrate unmanned aerial vehicles.

FAA plans major study of U.S. airport noise

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Aviation Administration plans to study airport noise across the United States to determine whether policymakers need to change the way they measure noise from passing aircraft.

Four dead after plane crashes onto Atlanta highway

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

A small plane carrying four people crashed on a busy Atlanta-area highway after taking off from a nearby airport on Friday, a Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman said. Television footage of the smoldering wreckage showed little of the plane was left intact and local media reported all four...

FAA OKs Las Vegas Company to Fly News Drones

ArrowData became one of the first commercial operations in the country to get the OK from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly drones for newsgathering. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports, ArrowData is in negotiations with aShow More Summary

UAS Pathfinder Program Includes Ag

At the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems international conference in Atlanta on Wednesday, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta announced new partnerships with industries, including agriculture, to explore the next steps in unmanned aircraft operations. Show More Summary

FAA Says Media Can Use Drone Photos From Citizen Journalists, Not Professionals

In a day of announcements from the Federal Aviation Administration on drones yesterday, the one that struck me as the most significant was the one released without any fanfare, a legal memo from the FAA's Chief Counsel's Office titled Media Use of UAS.  UAS, or unmanned aerial systems, is [...]

FAA's new drone program goes above and beyond the line of sight

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Amazon's ambitious plans to deliver small parcels by drones just took another little jump towards reality, with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) launching a new program to study the use of drones beyond the operator's line of sight. Show More Summary

The FAA Tells the Media It Can't Use Drones For Journalism Without Permission

A lawyer with the Federal Aviation Administration is trying to ban news organizations from using drones for news gathering purposes unless they have specific permission from the agency, according to a new legal memo. The memo, titled...Show More Summary

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