Tag: FAA

Amazon Gets Commercial Drone Approval [VIDEO]

The FAA announced Thursday that Amazon received one of 30 exemptions granted to fly drones for potential deliveries. The federal government has prohibited commercial drone use until the FAA develops regulation. Amazon is now one of 128 companies permitted to use drones for uses such as conducting aerial surveys or movie production. The company will…

FAA Fears Imminents Flights-Drones Collisions [VIDEO]

A new report conducted by the Federal Aviation Administration shows a surge in small drones flying dangerously close to commercial airlines as they attempt to takeoff or land. Since July 1, pilots and air-traffic controllers have reported twenty-five instances. The majority has occurred at some of the nations busiest airports, including ones in New York,…

After crash, FAA bans U.S flights over eastern Ukraine

The FAA issued a notice banning all U.S. flights from operating in eastern Ukrainian airspace on Thursday night. The restriction comes in wake of reports that the downed Malaysia Airlines passenger jet, which was carrying 298 people, was shot out of the sky. Follow updates on plane crash in Ukraine on breakingnews.com. Photo: Emergency officials…

First commercial drone flights over land are approved by FAA

First commercial drone flights over land are approved by FAA The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday that it has granted the first permission for commercial drone flights over land, the latest effort by the agency to show that it is loosening restrictions on commercial uses of the unmanned aircraft. Drone-maker AeroVironment of Monrovia, Calif., and…

Drone, Jetliner Nearly Collided Over Florida [VIDEO]

A Federal Aviation Administration official warned this week about the dangers of even small unmanned aircraft, pointing specifically to a recent close call involving a drone and a commercial airliner that could have had “catastrophic” results. Jim Williams, the head of the FAA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) office, discussed various potential perils during a presentation…

FAA: U-2 plane was to blame for air traffic computer outage

Air traffic disruptions that delayed tens of thousands of passengers across four Western states last week were caused by a computer glitch stemming from a problematic flight plan for a single U-2 Air Force spy plane, the Federal Aviation Administration said. In a statement released Monday, the agency confirmed that air-traffic control computers โ€œexperienced problemsโ€…

FAA: Airplane Passengers Can Now Use Electronic Devices During All Phases Of Flight

The Federal Aviation Adminstration just announced that they’re expanding passenger use of electronic devices to all phases of flight: …The FAA has determined that airlines can safely expand passenger use of Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) during all phases of flight, and is immediately providing the airlines with implementation guidance. Due to differences among fleets and…

Boeing 787 Dreamliners Grounded By FAA After Battery Incident In Japan

The Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday grounded all Boeing 787s pending a safety check of the planeโ€™s lithium batteries after a Dreamliner was forced to make an emergency landing in Japan. KIROTV said the agency said it will work with Boeing and U.S. air carriers to develop a plan allowing 787s to โ€œresume operations as…