Federal Aviation Administration
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.”
Says U.S. will continue to closely monitor the situation.
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.
A majority of Americans are against U.S. airspace being used for personal drones.
Do you know the way to San Jose? Quite a few airline pilots apparently don’t.
After a lightning strike injured a controller at BWI, the FAA will test lightning protection systems for airport towers.
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.
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.
The Federal Aviation Administration is set to announce that medical examiners will be evaluating overweight pilots and controllers for sleep problems as part of a series of commercial airline policy changes.
Federal officials are acknowledging widespread drone access to U.S. skies faces significant hurdles and will take longer than Congress expected.