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Federal Aviation Administration
May 19, 2015
Advocacy group: Wind turbine rules needed to protect birds
The sky above a tabletop-flat expanse of eastern Michigan farmland near Lake Huron is a well-traveled pathway for migratory ...
May 14, 2015
Man apprehended after flying drone near White House
The U.S. Secret Service apprehended a man who was flying a small drone Thursday afternoon in a park outside the White House, ...
May 08, 2015
Court: FAA can allow cellphones during takeoff and landing
Federal aviation officials acted within their authority in allowing airline passengers to use cellphone and other electronics ...
May 07, 2015
Drone use poised to expand to newsrooms despite FAA limits
Newsgathering by drone is gaining traction as an industry practice, but how the technology can actually be used to cover the ...
May 01, 2015
US testing of lithium batteries alarms aviation officials
International aviation officials are trying to quickly come up with safer packaging for cargo shipments of lithium-ion ...
April 30, 2015
FAA had questioned mental health of Germanwings pilot
Five years ago, officials at the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration questioned the mental fitness of the Germanwings pilot ...
April 29, 2015
FAA chief: Gyrocopter 'indistinguishable' from birds, kite
A small gyrocopter that flew through miles of the nation's most restricted airspace before landing at the U.S. Capitol was ...
April 28, 2015
Shuster hasn't considered recusal after dating lobbyist
The chairman of the House transportation committee on Tuesday said he never considered recusing himself from the panel's work ...
April 17, 2015
Hamptons town limits aircraft noise amid growing complaints
After receiving tens of thousands of complaints about noise from planes and helicopters shuttling the rich and famous into ...
April 16, 2015
Congressman admits relationship with airline lobbyist
The chairman of the House committee that handles aviation legislation acknowledged Thursday that he has a "private and ...
April 15, 2015
Small aircraft lands on Capitol lawn; pilot in custody
Police arrested a Florida Postal Service worker who steered his tiny aircraft onto the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol after ...
April 15, 2015
Correction: Airline Seat Health Risk story
In a story April 14 about airline seats, The Associated Press reported erroneously on how the government tracks the percent ...
April 14, 2015
Investigators warn airplane computers could be hacked
The same Internet access now available on most commercial flights makes it possible for hackers to bring down a plane, a ...
April 08, 2015
US restores India's aviation safety rating after downgrade
U.S. aviation authorities restored India's safety rating on Wednesday a year after a downgrade, allowing Indian carriers to ...
April 03, 2015
With runway under repair, skies above NYC could get crowded
The closure of a runway at John F. Kennedy International Airport could create a traffic jam in the skies above New York City ...
March 31, 2015
Lufthansa: Co-pilot disclosed earlier "severe depression"
Lufthansa knew that the co-pilot of the passenger plane that crashed in the French Alps last week had suffered from an ...
March 27, 2015
Mental health vetting of pilots ineffective, US experts say
There is little effective, real-world screening of airline pilots for mental problems despite regulations in the U.S., Europe ...
March 24, 2015
FAA streamlines rules to speed up permits to fly drones
Federal aviation officials, battered by complaints that bureaucratic hurdles are preventing industry from realizing the ...
March 03, 2015
AP Exclusive: Airlines reject rechargeable battery shipments
Two major U.S airlines say they will no longer accept rechargeable battery shipments as new government tests confirm that ...
March 02, 2015
Watchdog: Air traffic control system is a hacking risk
The nation's system for guiding planes and other aircraft is at "increased and unnecessary risk" of being hacked, according ...