Articles Tagged with faa

Judge Dismissed FAA Fine Against Small Drone User

Unmanned Drones

A federal judge has dismissed the first, and only, fine administered by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) against a commercial drone user. As reported by Fox News, the grounds the FAA gave for the fine is in relationship to their authority to keep the burgeoning civilian drone industry out of the sky. However, the judge… Read more »

FAA Releases Updated Plan For Drones In US Skies

FAA Steps Allowing Drones In US Skies

The Federal Aviation Administration took steps on Thursday to allow privately operated drones to fly through the already heavily populated US skies. The FAA issued two documents that could pave the way for manned and unmanned aircraft to fly the skies together. One document outlines the steps federal agencies will need to take to make… Read more »

Flight 214: New Details Emerge From Interview With Pilots

SFO Plane Crash Victims Injuries

New details are emerging in the crash of flight 214 after the pilots were interviewed by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). The plane crashed in the San Francisco airport on Sunday killing two teenagers from China and injuring many others, including two flight attendants who were ejected upon impact. The pilots told investigators that… Read more »

Senator Attacks FAA Over In-Flight Electronics Restrictions

Please Turn Off Electornic Devices

Senator Claire McCaskill has attacked FAA director Michael Huerta over his “lack of direct engagement” in the discussion regarding in-flight electronics restrictions. The Senator is in the midst of proposing a new bill that would allow for increased use of cellphones, tablets, music players, and other electronic devices. The new bill would allow for electronics… Read more »

NTSB Says Boeing 787 Tests Should Have Revealed Fire, Smoke Dangers

Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the NTSB

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on Friday said Boeing 787 Dreamliner tests should have discovered the risk of smoke and fire. The tests were approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The NTSB investigated the company after a battery fire grounded the Dreamliner in January 2013. The battery fire started after one of eight… Read more »