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A small Draganflyer X6 drone during a test flight in Mesa County, Colo., with a Forward Looking Infer Red payload. (AP Photo/Mesa County Sheriff's Unmanned Operations Team)

Justice Department spent nearly $5M on drones

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has been using drones to support its law enforcement operations since 2006 and has spent more than $3 million on the unmanned aircraft, the Justice Department’s internal watchdog said Thursday. […]

09/26/2013

In this July 6, 2013, aerial file photo, a firefighter stands by a tarpaulin sheet covering a body near the wreckage of the Asiana Flight 214 airplane after it crashed at the San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Saturday, July 6, 2013.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Report: Fire rig had no heat-sensing equipment

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A fire rig that ran over and killed a 16-year-old Asiana Airlines crash survivor was not equipped with heat-sensing equipment that might have detected her in its path, a newspaper reported […]

07/22/2013

FAA warns public against shooting guns at drones

WASHINGTON (AP) — People who fire guns at drones are endangering the public and property and could be prosecuted or fined, the Federal Aviation Administration warned Friday. The FAA released a statement in response to […]

07/19/2013

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FAA to expand airline first officer qualifications

WASHINGTON (AP) — The amount and type of flying experience first officers — also known as co-pilots — must have to qualify to fly for an airline will be significantly increased and expanded under new […]

07/10/2013

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Experts: Boeing 777 has ‘fantastic’ safety record

WASHINGTON (AP) – The crash of an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 in San Francisco on Saturday is only the second major accident for the twin-engine, wide-bodied jet in the 18 years the model has been […]

07/06/2013

4 killed in 2 separate small plane crashes in So Cal

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Authorities say four people were killed Saturday in two separate small plane crashes in Southern California. FAA spokesman Ian Gregor says a home-built Less Drag Special plane crashed in an Oxnard […]

06/29/2013

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FAA moving toward easing restrictions on some devices

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is moving toward easing restrictions on the use of some electronic devices during takeoff and landing. An industry-labor advisory committee was supposed to make recommendations next month to the […]

06/21/2013

US Airways and American Airlines planes at DFW International Airport. (AP Photo)

Control towers at small airports to stay open

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Aviation Administration will keep open for now the 149 control towers at small airports that were slated to close as the result of governmentwide automatic spending cuts imposed by Congress, […]

05/10/2013

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FAA to staff 72 airport control towers at night

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seventy-two airport towers and other air traffic control facilities that were slated to close at night due to budget cuts will get to stay open, the Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday. The […]

05/08/2013

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Officials say threatened FAA towers to remain open

(AP) — Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has assured lawmakers the Obama administration will prevent the closure of 149 small airport towers as well as end furloughs of air traffic controllers nationwide as a result of legislation passed by Congress.

04/30/2013

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Obama to sign measure restoring controllers, but spokesman says it’s a ‘Band-Aid solution’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will sign a measure approved by Congress today that would end the furloughs of air traffic controllers. But a spokesman says it’s just a “Band-Aid solution” to the problems caused by automatic spending cuts.

04/26/2013

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FACT CHECK: Did FAA have to furlough controllers?

WASHINGTON (AP) — With disgruntled passengers complaining about airline flight delays, Republican lawmakers and the airline industry pounced on the Obama administration. The glitch was invented by the White House for political reasons, they charged.

04/26/2013

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