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Realtors get a seat at the drone regulation table

The Federal Aviation Administration has invited the National Association of Realtors to participate in a working group that will provide input on forthcoming regulations of “unmanned aerial systems,” or drones. NAR says it will use the opportunity to “educate FAA...

A loud call for quieter skies in Queens

They're making noise to gain some peace and quiet. A coalition of vocal Queens residents and elected officials are hosting a massive rally Sunday to demand the Federal Aviation Administration and the Port Authority turn down the endless din of airplanes and reduce the number of flights.

Anthony Foxx, Secretary of Transportation

As secretary of the Transportation Department, Anthony Foxx has his eyes firmly planted on 21st-century skies. This year, the Federal Aviation Administration (one of 11 agencies Foxx helms in his post) established the Center of Excellence...Show More Summary

FAA makes medical certification rule mandating sleep apnea testing.

By Charlton Stanley, Weekend Writer Last year, in a virtually unprecedented move, the Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Aerospace Medicine ordered that all pilots who applied for a medical certificate would have their Body Mass Index (BMI) calculated. If the BMI was 40 or greater, a sleep study became mandatory in order for the medical […]

FAA 'Hangar Rule' Would Hurt Historic Warbird Preservation

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The Federal Aviation Administration is currently seeking comments on a proposed "hangar rule" which seeks to restrict the use of hangars on airport property for the storage and maintenance of flyable aircraft. However, the nation's largest keeper of vintage planes would be put in jeopardy by the proposal. Read more...

FAA Faces Legal Action on Its Rules for Model Aircraft

Three groups file suit against the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration over its rules for small drones

Australian Airlines Qantas and Virgin Australia will allow the usage of Personal Electronic Devices in Flight Mode

In October, 2013, the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) announced that personal electronic devices (PEDs) are safe to use during flight and won’t hinder the communication in the cockpit and navigation equipment. Ever.. Australian...Show More Summary

U.S. Flights 'Barred' From Flying Over Syria Due To 'Serious Potential Threat'

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has "barred" all U.S. airlines from flying over Syria due to a "serious potential threat." The FAA said Syrian airspace is be avoided and carriers should contact the FAA in the event that the airspace must be entered. Show More Summary

Report: Amazon Could Test Drone Delivery In India This Year

Fine: if the Federal Aviation Administration won’t let Amazon prepare for the robot apocalypse by testing its delivery drones near the company’s Seattle headquarters, the company will take its new toys and play with them elsewhere. Namely, in India. The Times of India reports that the e-commerce giant plans to test the service near its current warehouses in Mumbai … [More]

MEDIA ADVOCATE OBJECTS TO FERGUSON NO-FLY ZONE

By LUKE VARGUS Talk Radio News Service The Federal Aviation Administration has renewed a no-fly zone over Ferguson, Missouri for another week in a decision that is prompting outrage from media advocates nationwide. The FAA’s order specifically prohibits any flights taking place below 3,000 feet, an altitude range that all but prohibits news helicopters from […]

FAA Bans U.S. Airlines From Flying Over Syria

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has ordered U.S. airlines to avoid flying in the airspace over Syria, effective immediately and until further notice. "Due to the presence of anti-aircraft weapons among the extremist groupsShow More Summary

So long, “Uber of the sky”

4 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Federal Aviation Administration bans plane-sharing startups in which guest rider agrees to chip in toward gas money [Josh Constine, TechCrunch] Tweet Tags: aviation, taxis and ridesharing So long, “Uber of the sky” is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

U.S. bars all American airlines from flying over Syria

4 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

Federal Aviation Administration has barred all American airlines from flying over Syria, saying the ongoing conflict poses a "serious potential threat." The FAA had previously warned American carriers to avoid flying over Syria. "The...Show More Summary

Small plane from Florida crashes off Bahamas, four dead

MIAMI (Reuters) - Four people died after their small plane crashed in the sea off the island of Grand Bahama on Monday, according to Bahamian officials. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration first reported the twin-engine Cessna went missing around 11 a.m., U.S. Show More Summary

The "Uber of the Sky" Grounded by the Federal Aviation Administration

4 weeks agoNews : Reason

Zenon Evans wrote back in April about a really cool, helpful new service called Airpooler. As he wrote: AirPooler allows private pilots to post listings about upcoming rips, requiring them to input important information about their own...Show More Summary

Popular Science and 25 reasons to love drones

4 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

A team of reporters takes on drones in the August issue of Popular Science magazine, pointing out that the Federal Aviation Administration is working on regulations that would set off the widespread development and use of small, unmanned aircraft. The FAA’s progress has been slower than expected, but eventually drones are expected to fill the skies. Read full article >>

AirPooler CEO: FAA is 'crushing innovation' in plane-sharing biz

S teve Lewis, co-founder and CEO of Cambridge-based airplane-sharing startup AirPooler, said a letter that threatens to jeopardize AirPooler's business model is a sign of the Federal Aviation Administration 'crushing innovation.' The convoluted Aug. Show More Summary

FAA Warning On Drones Not Legally Binding, Drones Will Fly

A warning on drones’ usage issued by the Federal Aviation Administration has been ruled not legally binding. According to the Guardian Liberty Voice, the FAA’s sent an email in February to the Texas search group Texas Equusearch informing the search group they were being prohibited from using the unmanned aircraft, commonly known as drones, in

FAA tells two plane-ride sharing services to cool their jets

Ride-sharing in the sky has hit a rock-hard cloud by the name of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) – and an affected flight-sharing service is questioning the decision.

FAA Says Final Drone Test Site Ready to Go

The Federal Aviation Administration today anounced the last of six test sites is “ready to conduct research vital to integrating UAS into the nation’s airspace.” To celebrate the occasion, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, along with...Show More Summary

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