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Topic - Federal Aviation Administration
The latest manifestation of President Obama's serial national security fraud is on display at the moment in East Asia. For much of his presidency, Mr. Obama has contended that the defense budget could be dramatically reduced because, henceforth, the United States would only need sufficient military capability to fight one war at a time.
The chief executive of Amazon.com says drones will be doing much of the company's product deliveries within the next five years — and that customers can expect some packages to arrive within 30 minutes of processing.
A Learjet crashed off the coast of Florida late Tuesday night, killing all four aboard, authorities confirmed.
Authorities said Saturday that they've likely found the body of a Florida man who they say fell out of a private plane, three days into a land and sea search that included parts of the Atlantic Ocean near Miami.
The son of U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe was killed in a weekend plane crash in northeast Oklahoma, the U.S. Secretary of Defense confirmed.
The chief of the Federal Aviation Administration predicted Thursday that U.S. airspace could be crowded with as many as 7,500 commercial drones within the next five years, as he unveiled a long-awaited regulatory blueprint that seeks to protect Americans' privacy while requiring testing for law enforcement and private companies seeking to operate unmanned aerial vehicles.
Skydiving instructor Mike Robinson was at 12,000 feet, just seconds away from his fourth and final jump of the day, when a second plane carrying other skydivers struck the aircraft he was in, sending them all tumbling toward the ground.
Thousands of fliers across the U.S. were delayed after the shooting at Los Angeles International Airport closed parts of the airport. The prolonged shutdown at the nation's third-largest airport was particularly troublesome for those hoping to head to the East Coast or across the Pacific Ocean.
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 new guidelines issued Thursday by the Federal Aviation Administration.
Delta Airlines pounced quickly Thursday after the Federal Aviation Administration approved portable electronic devices on flights, announcing that passengers' usage of such devices will be allowed during all phases of their flight as early as Friday.
A resolution to the federal spending fight saw hundreds of thousands of federal workers return to their jobs Thursday, some of them saying they're still suffering the effects of being told the government could survive without them.
The Federal Aviation Administration has announced the furloughing of almost 3,000 air safety inspectors as part of the government shutdown.
A Federal Aviation Administration advisory panel will meet this week to recommend relaxing restrictions on the use of personal electronic devices by airplane passengers during takeoff and landings, the New York Times first reported.
A new Texas law makes using drones to capture images of people or property without permission punishable by a fine up to $500, while also allowing those improperly photographed or filmed to collect up to $10,000 in civil penalties if they can show that images were collected or distributed with malice.
The Federal Aviation Administration faces ongoing challenges in staffing the nation's air traffic control towers, the transportation department's chief watchdog said, following a tumultuous few years of several high-profile examples of controllers falling asleep on the job and budget cuts that forced the agency to furlough thousands of workers.