FAA to Dump Navigation Points Named for Donald TrumpThe Federal Aviation Administration is dumping Donald Trump.
NTSB: Gov't Aircraft Regulations Apply To DronesThe government has the power to hold drone operators accountable when they operate the remote-control aircraft recklessly, a federal safety board ruled Tuesday in a setback to small drone operators chafing under Federal Aviation Administration restrictions.
FAA Receives Several Reports Of Drone Sightings Each DayThe government is getting near-daily reports — and sometimes two or three a day — of drones flying near airplanes and helicopters or close to airports without permission, federal and industry officials tell The Associated Press. It's a sharp increase from just two years ago when such reports were still unusual.
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.
Study: More Pilots Testing Positive For DrugsTests of pilots killed in plane crashes over more than two decades show an increasing use of both legal and illegal drugs, says NTSB report.
FAA Extends Ban on Low-Flying Aircraft Over FergusonThe 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."
FAA Lifts Ban On U.S. Flights To IsraelSays U.S. will continue to closely monitor the situation.
FBI Offering $10,000 Reward For People Who Aim Laser Pointers at PlanesSilence 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.
Poll: 63 Percent Of Americans Against Personal Drones Being Allowed In US AirspaceA majority of Americans are against U.S. airspace being used for personal drones.
Report: Pilots Often Head To Wrong AirportsDo you know the way to San Jose? Quite a few airline pilots apparently don't.
FAA To Examine Airport TowersAfter a lightning strike injured a controller at BWI, the FAA will test lightning protection systems for airport towers.
FAA Names Virginia Tech Among Test Sites for DronesUniversities 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.
Pilot Use Of Automation Eyed In Air CrashesPilots 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.
FAA Report To Call For Overweight Pilot Sleep Evaluations, More Manual TrainingThe 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.
FAA: Drone Access To US Skies Will Be Long ProcessFederal officials are acknowledging widespread drone access to U.S. skies faces significant hurdles and will take longer than Congress expected.