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An American Airlines plane taxis near a group of planes from Alaska Airlines, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Avoiding plane crashes as air traffic doubles

NEW YORK (AP) — More travelers are flying than ever before, creating a daunting challenge for airlines: keep passengers safe in an ever more crowded airspace. Each day, 8.3 million people around the globe — […]

07/29/2014

In this Feb. 3, 2014 file photo, a Southwest Airlines jet plane lands at Love Field in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

FAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $12M

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply in three separate cases with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners. The […]

07/28/2014

March 18, 2014 --  Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at the Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators’ state Capitol day event in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Cruz suggests flight ban is boycott of Israel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday questioned whether President Barack Obama used a federal agency to impose an economic boycott on Israel after the Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. airline flights to […]

07/23/2014

Boeing 787 Dreamliner (AP Photo)

FAA continues ban on US flights to Tel Aviv

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says it will continue its ban on U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv while assessing the danger of rocket attacks. The agency said Wednesday it is working closely […]

07/23/2014

Boeing 787 Dreamliner (AP Photo)

FAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration told U.S. airlines Tuesday they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel for 24 hours following a Hamas rocket explosion nearby. The ban began […]

07/22/2014

This image provided by Amazon.com shows the so-called Prime Air unmanned aircraft project that Amazon is working on in its research and development labs. (AP Photo/Amazon)

Amazon asks FAA for permission to fly drones

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is asking the Federal Aviation Administration permission to use drones as part of its plan to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less. The news sent Amazon’s shares […]

07/11/2014

In this May 14, 2013 file photo, one of several small drones designed for use by law enforcement and first responders is shown at University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, N.D. (AP Photo/Minnesota Public Radio, Dan Gunderson, File)

Drone access to US skies faces significant hurdles

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal effort to provide drones regular access to U.S. skies faces significant hurdles and won’t meet a September 2015 deadline set by Congress, a government watchdog said Monday. Despite years of […]

06/30/2014

In this Sept. 3, 2007, file photo, a twisted reflection of a passenger jet is reflected in the mirrored windows of an office building as it lands at Washington's Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

FAA eyes lower building height limit near airports

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government wants to dramatically reduce the allowable height of buildings near hundreds of airports — a proposal that is drawing fire from real estate developers and members of Congress who say […]

06/26/2014

(AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

FAA controllers still working ‘rattler’ schedules

WASHINGTON (AP) — Air traffic controllers are still working schedules known as “rattlers” that make it likely they’ll get little or no sleep before overnight shifts, more than three years after a series of incidents […]

06/13/2014

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House narrowly defeats amendment on Bob Hope Airport curfew

The House of Representatives narrowly defeated an amendment to an appropriations act that would have allowed the Bob Hope Airport to adopt a curfew. The measure was aimed at providing noise relief to those who live […]

06/11/2014

Stuart Orozco, flight operator with AeronVironment Inc., prepares lo launch a UAS (unmanned aircraft system) named Puma from the deck of the U.S. Navy high speed vessel Swift near Key West, Florida, Friday, April 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Ben Fox)

FAA OKs commercial drone flights over land

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it has granted the first permission for commercial drone flights over land, the latest effort by the agency to show it is loosening restrictions on commercial […]

06/10/2014

LA paramedic killed, boy hurt in plane crash

ADELANTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a small private plane has crashed on a dry lake bed in the Mojave Desert, killing a veteran Los Angeles paramedic and critically injuring a boy flying with him. […]

06/10/2014

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