Topic - Federal Aviation Administration

Subscribe to this topic via RSS or ATOM
Related Stories
  • Illustration on the FAA ban on flights to Israel by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

    BRUCE: Winging it in the Middle East

    This week, a terrorist group tried to shut down Israel's airport, and couldn't. So President Obama stepped in and did it for them.

  • FILE - In this file photo made Jan. 21, 2010, a passenger walks past a Delta Airlines 747 aircraft in McNamara Terminal at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport in Romulus, Mich. Delta Air Lines on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 canceled all flights to Israel until further notice, citing reports that a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

    FAA lifts ban on U.S. flights to Israel

    The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights to Israel, which it had imposed out of concern over the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets.

  • **FILE** Passengers walk past US Airways planes at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in suburban Washington on Dec. 27, 2009. (Associated Press)

    US airlines to resume flights to Israel

    All three U.S. airlines serving Israel will resume flights there Thursday, following a two-day hiatus caused by combat in the Gaza Strip.

  • Rescue workers survey the wreckage of TransAsia Airways flight GE222, which crashed while attempting to land in stormy weather on the Taiwanese island of Penghu. Experts say the airline industry will stay healthy despite several recent tragedies. (Associated Press)

    Airlines optimistic despite a year of several tragedies

    It hasn't been a good news cycle for the aviation business — a commercial plane shot down over Ukraine, the closure of Israel's main airport over terrorism fears and Wednesday's deadly crash of another plane in East Asia — but the travel-by-air business is not likely to see an economic crash landing.

  • FILE - This April 30, 2014 file photo shows Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cruz, a potential Republican presidential contender in 2016 is questioning whether President Barack Obama used a federal agency to impose an economic boycott on Israel after the Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid fighting between Israel and Hamas. (AP Photo, J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    Cruz suggests flight ban is boycott of Israel

    Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday questioned whether President Barack Obama used a federal agency to impose an economic boycott on Israel after the Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid fighting between Israel and Hamas.

  • **FILE** Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg attends a news conference of the Genesis Prize Foundation in Jerusalem on May 22, 2014. (Associated Press)

    Michael Bloomberg thumbs FAA ban, plots course to Israel

    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the Federal Aviation Administration can ban all it wants — he's still flying to Israel.

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Jerusalem, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Kerry is meeting with Ban, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas as efforts for a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel continues. (AP Photo/Pool)

    John Kerry defies FAA and flies to Israel to talk peace

    Secretary of State John Kerry touched down at Israel's main airport on Wednesday, a trip made in defiance of Federal Aviation Administration bans on travel to the Jewish state.

  • FAA investigates congressman's drone wedding video

    The Federal Aviation Administration indicated Wednesday that it is investigating whether a video of a congressman's wedding last month violated the agency's ban on drone flights for commercial purposes.

  • **FILE** Angel Chavez, 3, watches a fireworks show from the shoulders of his father, Jose Chavez, in Bartlett, Tenn., on July 3, 2014. (Associated Press/The Commercial Appeal)

    FAA investigating fireworks drone flights

    While camera-mounted drones gave Americans stunning new views of the Fourth of July fireworks shows across the country, the Federal Aviation Administration is investigating several of the flights to determine if they violated airspace regulations.

  • CNN presses forward plan to use drones for media coverage

    CNN has kicked off a research project with the Georgia Institute of Technology to discern how the media organization might go about using drones to gather information for journalism reports.

  • ** FILE ** This undated image provided by shows the so-called Prime Air unmanned aircraft project that Amazon is working on in its research and development labs. (AP Photo/Amazon)

    FAA to Amazon: No drones for you!

    The Federal Aviation Administration has a message for Amazon akin to an old "Seinfeld" TV episode: No drones for you.

  • Drones are about to be used for much more than military missions, and states already are preparing. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

    PRIVACY: States not waiting for feds on drone privacy

    The Obama administration is far behind schedule integrating drones into the national airspace and lawmakers on Capitol Hill are struggling to move legislation governing the craft, but a dozen states already have enacted regulations and laid out in detail how drones can and can't be used by law enforcement agencies and other entities.

  • FILE - This April 27, 2012 file photo shows the Draganflyer X6 helicopter in Seattle.  The mayor of Seattle ended the police department's drone program after local residents protested in  2013. Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Thursday, June 5, 2014 that he's aware of the controversy over drones and he'll talk to privacy and civil rights groups before deciding whether to use a pair of radio-controlled aerial surveillance craft transferred from the Seattle PD. LAPD officials have said they hope to use the Seattle equipment for standoffs and suspect searches, like the robot they use for suspicious packages. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Alan Berner, File)  MAGS OUT; NO SALES; SEATTLEPI.COM OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    Mercury, Nev., becomes next FAA-sanctioned test site for drones

    The Federal Aviation Administration has announced its third testing site for commercial drones to fly U.S. airspace -- the Desert Rock Airport in Mercury, Nev.

  • News from around Wisconsin at 5:28 a.m. CDT

    A lawsuit tied to the Archdiocese of Milwaukee's bankruptcy will go before the federal appeals court in Chicago on Monday, with judges hearing arguments in a case that experts say could make millions of dollars held in trust available to victims of clergy sexual abuse and impact other cases involving gay marriage, health care and religion.

  • Crews respond to small fire at Yeager Airport

    The terminal at Charleston's Yeager Airport was briefly evacuated after a small electrical fire near the control tower.

More Stories →

Happening Now