Federal Aviation Administration

File photo of Sen. Dick Durbin. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Sen. Durbin To Seek Probe Of Air Center Sabotage

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Sunday that he will seek an investigation into how a contract employee was able to sabotage a regional control center and bring Chicago’s two international airports to a halt.

09/28/2014

Tests of pilots killed in plane crashes over more than two decades show an increasing use of both legal and illegal drugs, says NTSB report. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Study: More Pilots Testing Positive For Drugs

Tests of pilots killed in plane crashes over more than two decades show an increasing use of both legal and illegal drugs, says NTSB report.

09/09/2014

Demonstrators protesting the August 9 police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown react as police fire tear gas on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri early on August 17, 2014.  A crowd of some 200 demonstrators defied a curfew that came into effect in Ferguson early on August 17, days after police shot dead the unarmed black teen, triggering a wave of rioting. (Photo by Joshua LOTT/AFP/Getty Images)

FAA Extends Ban on Low-Flying Aircraft Over Ferguson

The Federal Aviation Administration has extended a ban on flights operating below 3,000 feet over Ferguson, Missouri, for a week “to provide a safe environment for law enforcement activities.”

08/18/2014

The FAA imposed a ban on U.S. airline flights into and out of Israel after a Hamas rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.  (GIL COHEN MAGEN/AFP/Getty Images)

FAA Lifts Ban On U.S. Flights To Israel

Says U.S. will continue to closely monitor the situation.

07/24/2014

The Justice Department watchdog has found the FBI has improved handling of national security letters, but says the agency could do better. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

FBI Offering $10,000 Reward For People Who Aim Laser Pointers at Planes

Silence your cellphone. Save the movie commentary for later. And if you know someone who aims a laser pointer at an airplane, give us a call.

06/03/2014

File photo of a drone. (credit: Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty Images)

Poll: 63 Percent Of Americans Against Personal Drones Being Allowed In US Airspace

A majority of Americans are against U.S. airspace being used for personal drones.

04/22/2014

(Photo credit should read TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Pilots Often Head To Wrong Airports

Do you know the way to San Jose? Quite a few airline pilots apparently don’t.

02/10/2014

FAA will examine lightning protection at all U.S. airport towers, like the control tower at Los Angeles International Airport. (Getty Images)

FAA To Examine Airport Towers

After a lightning strike injured a controller at BWI, the FAA will test lightning protection systems for airport towers.

02/06/2014

Predator Drone (credit: General Atomics/Getty Images)

FAA Names Virginia Tech Among Test Sites for Drones

Universities in Virginia, Maryland and New Jersey were among those selected Monday to collaborate on developing test sites for drones, a technology one U.S. senator compared to the development of the cellphone.

12/30/2013

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. (Photo Credit: ThinkStock)

Pilot Use Of Automation Eyed In Air Crashes

Pilots are becoming so reliant on the computer systems that do most of the flying in today’s airliners that on the rare occasions when something goes wrong, they’re sometimes unprepared to take control, according to aviation safety experts and government and industry studies.

12/02/2013

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