FAA

A passenger checks her cell phone before a flight, Oct. 31, 2013, in Boston.  (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

In-flight phones: Others likely to follow FAA lead

LONDON (AP) — America’s Federal Aviation Administration says it is relaxing restrictions on the use of smartphones and other electronics inside American airplanes. Passengers are still barred from making calls or downloading data off a […]

11/01/2013

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta announces that government safety rules are changing to let airline passengers use most electronic devices from gate-to-gate during a news conference, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport.  (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

FAA OKs air passengers using gadgets on planes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Airline passengers will be able to use their electronic devices gate-to-gate to read, work, play games, watch movies and listen to music — but not talk on their cellphones — under much-anticipated […]

10/31/2013

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Correction: Shutdown-FAA story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Oct. 7 about the federal government shutdown, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Federal Aviation Administration is recalling to work employees who register new planes. Those employees have […]

10/08/2013

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FAA brings back some workers as shutdown drags on

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Aviation Administration officials say 800 furloughed employees, including some safety inspectors, are being asked to return to work this week despite no end in sight to the partial government shutdown. The […]

10/07/2013

Boeing 787 Dreamliner (AP Photo)

FAA to weigh easing limits on electronic devices

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the blessing of an influential advisory panel, federal regulators are closer to letting airline passengers use their smartphones, tablets, e-readers and other electronic gadgets during takeoffs and landings. The 28-member FAA […]

09/27/2013

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Panel backs easing electronic device use on planes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Industry officials say an advisory committee is urging the Federal Aviation Administration to relax its restrictions on airline passenger use of smartphones and other personal electronic devices during takeoffs and landings. Officials […]

09/26/2013

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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