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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

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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

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)

News media challenge ban on journalism drones

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a dozen media organizations challenged the government’s ban on the use of drones by journalists Tuesday, saying the Federal Aviation Administration’s position violates First Amendment protections for news gathering. The […]

05/06/2014

A worker fights a fire after a vintage biplane crashed upside-down on a runway at an air show at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, Calif., Sunday, May 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Bryan Stokes)

Response time eyed in crash at California air show

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Investigators trying to determine what caused the crash of a vintage airplane during a stunt at a California air show said Monday they will start by examining the wreckage and ground […]

05/05/2014

Planes Collide Over Bay. Couple escape injury after 2 small planes collide

Pilot missing after 2 planes collide in California

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — Officials say a pilot is missing but a husband and wife have escaped injury after their small plane collided with another aircraft over the northern part of the San Francisco Bay. […]

04/28/2014

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Congressional delegation on helicopter noise in LA

Two California lawmakers are blasting the FAA for its lack of progress in reducing helicopter noise in L-A County, nearly a year after receiving a Congressional mandate to do just that. Senator Diane Feinstein and […]

03/25/2014

In this Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 photo, the control tower at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, in Linthicum, Md., is seen. (AP Photo/The Capital, Paul W. Gillespie)

FAA to examine airport towers

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lightning strike that injured an air traffic controller at Baltimore’s main airport has exposed a potential vulnerability at airport towers during storms and is prompting Federal Aviation Administration officials to inspect […]

02/06/2014

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