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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


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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 […]


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 […]


Fire damaged battery casing from the Japan Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner showing damage from a "thermal runaway" chemical reaction. (Photo: NTSB/AP)

Boeing confirms new 787 battery incident

Battery problems resurfaced on Boeing’s 787 on Tuesday, after gas was discovered coming out of a battery on a plane parked in Tokyo. Boeing said the problem on a Japan Airlines 787 was discovered during […]


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’s delivery drones: An idea that may not fly

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeff Bezos’ idea to let self-guided drones deliver packages may be too futuristic for Washington to handle. The Amazon CEO is working on a way to use the small aircraft to […]


Boeing 787 Dreamliner (AP Photo)

FAA overhauls airline pilot training requirements

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prodded by the families of people killed in a regional airline crash, federal officials issued significantly tougher training requirements for pilots Tuesday. One of the most important changes requires airlines to provide […]





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