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US airlines to resume flights to Israel

NEW YORK (AP) — All three U.S. airlines serving Israel will resume flights there Thursday, following a two-day hiatus caused by combat in the Gaza Strip. United Airlines was the first to announce the resumption […]

07/24/2014

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

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

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)

FAA considers approving drones for filming movies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is considering giving permission to seven movie and television filming companies to use unmanned aircraft for aerial photography, a potentially significant step that could lead […]

06/02/2014

An unmanned aerial vehicle flies at the unmanned aircraft flight station at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla., on Dec. 12, 2013. With an established graduate program at OSU and a competitive bid with about two dozen other states to become a federally designated testing facility for drones, Oklahoma is positioning itself to become a hotbed for this booming sector of the aerospace industry. (AP Photo/ Oklahoma State University, Jamey Jacob)

Feds announce test sites for drone aircraft

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration announced six states on Monday that will develop test sites for drones, a critical next step for the march of the unmanned aircraft into U.S. skies. Alaska, […]

12/30/2013

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FedEx CEO says drones unlikely to make big impact

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The CEO of FedEx doesn’t see drones taking over the package delivery business anytime soon. Fred Smith says FedEx has several drone studies underway. But the idea of delivering items by drone […]

12/18/2013

U.S. Coast Guard aviation survival technician P.J. Ornot speaks about a Molokai plane crash rescue to reporters at Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point in Kapolei, Hawaii, Dec. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Oskar Garcia)

Rescuers find debris, survivors after plane crash

HONOLULU (AP) — When Coast Guard rescuers flew to a small plane crash off the Hawaiian island of Molokai, they found smoking flares from the Navy, nine people floating in yellow life vests and debris […]

12/13/2013

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

FCC chairman advocates airline decision for cellphones

WASHINGTON (AP) — As one part of the federal government looks to remove restrictions on making phone calls from airplanes, another agency is apparently considering its own prohibition. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Thomas Wheeler told […]

12/12/2013

A traveler waits for her flight in Detroit. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Strong opposition to in-flight calls

WASHINGTON (AP) — As federal regulators consider removing a decades-old prohibition on making phone calls on planes, a majority of Americans who fly oppose such a change, a new Associated Press-GfK poll finds. The Federal […]

12/11/2013

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