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FAA starts testing its drone safety app

Back in May, the Federal Aviation Administration announced plans to test an app for drone hobbyists that'll ensure they're flying in approved airspace. The mobile software appears to be on schedule as B4UFLY is now in closed beta for iOS. Show More Summary

FAA Starts Beta Testing App That Tells Drone Pilots Where They Are Allowed To Fly

Earlier this year, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that it would soon start beta testing an app that would help drone flyers understand where they can and — more importantly — can’t fly. Today, the FAA announced a few more details about the app and launched the first beta version of the aptly named B4UFLY app for iOS. Read More

Finally, your Gogo inflight WiFi is about to get a lot faster

A new technology that could make your inflight WiFi a heck of a lot faster just got regulatory approval from the Federal Aviation Administration this week — meaning that on some flights, your Internet might actually become usable again. Gogo said Monday it's won clearance to start rolling out 2Ku, a connection technology that it says will […]

The Number of Drones Getting Too Close to Planes Is on the Rise

The number of drone sightings and near misses reported by pilots so far this year is nearly triple that of 2014, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. And while not all of those encounters were necessarily dangerous (or even involved drones) some of the incidents were awfully close to catastrophe. Show More Summary

Report: Documents reveal nearly 700 close calls between drones and planes

If for some reason you think the lack of drone regulation in the U.S. isn't a problem, read this. The Washington Post obtained records from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) detailing nearly 700 close calls between drones and airplanes in the U.S. Show More Summary

Authorities Should Ground Any Commercial Drone Operations’ – Ex-NTSB Head

An ex-chairman of the US National Transportation Safety Board has lambasted the Federal Aviation Administration for not taking solid measures to prevent drone collisions with aircraft, the likelihood of which is increasing as drone sales grow.

Drones banned from Philadelphia skies for pope's visit

last weekNews : The Newsroom

The Federal Aviation Administration issued the aircraft restrictions, including the barring of model airplanes and hot air balloons in Philadelphia on Sept. 26 and 27, when the pope is to tour the city during his first visit to the United States. Show More Summary

US Aviation Must Take ‘Aggressive Action’ Against Drone Threats - Senator

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) must take immediate action to address the proliferation of drones posing a threat to civilian aircraft, Senator Richard Blumenthal said in a letter to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta on Thursday.

Schumer presses FAA to require "geo-fencing" technology on drones

Sen. Charles Schumer is introducing legislation forcing the Federal Aviation Administration to require drone manufacturers to implement technology that would prevent the aircraft from entering... To view the full story, click the title link.

Software upgrade may have caused 400 U.S. flight cancellations: FAA

last weekNews : The Raw Story

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Sunday that a software upgrade at an air traffic center in Leesburg, Virginia, may have led to more than 440 flights getting canceled on the heavily populated U.S. East Coast on Saturday. Travel at airports affected by the glitch resumed normal...

FAA Software Upgrade Fails, Triggering Travel Nightmare

U.S. airlines and airports along the East Coast returned to normal operations Sunday, a day after problems at a Federal Aviation Administration air-traffic-control center in Virginia led to cancellations of 476 flights.

Technical Problem Suspends Flights Along East Coast

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

An automation problem at the Federal Aviation Administration’s air traffic control center in Leesburg, Va., affected flights into and out of New York and Washington area airports.

Pilot in fatal plane crash had a long disciplinary history with the FAA

The pilot of a small plane that crashed earlier this month in Santa Barbara County, killing him and his passenger, had a long history of discipline by the Federal Aviation Administration and lacked the medical clearances required to fly.

Flights are grounded in DC after a computer outage

Flights are being delayed in the Washington region due to technical issues at a Federal Aviation Administration center in Washington. Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport says a computer outage is limiting flight arrivals and departures there as well as Washington's Reagan National Airport and Dulles International Airport. Show More Summary

Flight-Tracking System Problem Disrupts East Coast Travel

last weekNews : Newsweek: US

Updated | (Reuters) The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said the air traffic system that caused flight cancellations on the East Coast on Saturday is back in service, and it is working with airlines to return to normal operations. The...Show More Summary

Glitch that canceled more than 400 U.S. flights is fixed - FAA

Disrupted air travel along the heavily populated U.S. East Coast was resuming normal operations on Saturday after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said it had fixed an automation problem at an air traffic center that led to hundreds of flight cancellations. Show More Summary

We Don't Know What Happens If a Jet Engine Sucks in a Drone

In July, the Department of Homeland Security said it counted more than 500 incidents of drones passing near "critical" sites such as airports since 2012. And the Federal Aviation Administration said the number of pilot sightings of unmanned aircraft as of Aug. 9 is more than double the number filed...

The Greater Threat to Airplanes? Birds, Not Drones

2 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

Aircraft pilots’ rogue drone sightings took off in 2015, according to a report released Wednesday by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a trend the agency is calling "dangerous and illegal." But some argue the threat is overblown,...Show More Summary

FAA hearing on O'Hare does little to pacify neighbors

Residents from Chicago's Northwest Side and the northwest suburbs questioned - and at times lashed out at - Federal Aviation Administration officials Monday at a workshop to go over expansion plans at O'Hare International Airport.

In Just Three Days, Pilots Spotted Three Drones Flying Illegally by JFK Airport

The Federal Aviation Administration reported Monday that there were three drone sightings in just as many days at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, one of the nation’s most heavily trafficked transportation hubs. Following...Show More Summary

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