Facebook's Internet-serving drone under investigation over test flight accident

An accident involving Facebook’s internet-serving Aquila drone is being investigated by U.S. aviation safety agency the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Facebook previously touted the drone’s first test flight as a success.

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FAA warns passengers not to use Samsung smartphone after reports of devices catching fire

U.S. aviation safety officials took the extraordinary step late Thursday of warning airline passengers not to turn on or charge a new-model Samsung smartphone during flights following numerous reports of the devices catching fire.

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FAA looks to boost commercial drone use with new regulations

The Federal Aviation Administration has published its regulations for small drones, a key move toward integrating commercial use of the technology into America’s airspace.

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FAA, corporations & aviation groups draft new safety rules for flying drones near humans

Article Image A public/private committee organized by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has suggested preliminary rule changes for how close drones might fly to people, which could open up potential uses of the technology, such as air delivery.

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More registered drone operators than registered planes, FAA says

The Federal Aviation Administration says there are now more registered drone operators in the U.S. than there are registered manned aircraft.

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The FAA says it will shoot down your drone if you fly within 36 miles of the Super Bowl

The Federal Aviation Administration is taking a tough stance on drones at the Super Bowl this year: bring them, and we’ll shoot them down.

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FAA sets out official drone regulations with Feb. 19 registration deadline

Article Image All drones between 0.55 and 50 pounds must be registered by Feb. 19, 2016, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration announced on Monday.

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FAA taps sensor technology to tackle airport drone threat

Faced with a growing drone threat to aircraft, the Federal Aviation Administration has teamed up with IT specialist CACI International in an attempt to protect the airspace around airports.

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FAA recommends registering drone pilots instead of individual drones

Article Image A U.S. Federal Aviation Administration task force has issued a set of recommendations for registering unmanned drones, looking to manage the increasingly popular technology.

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Google, Amazon and Walmart invited to help shape drone registry rules

Determined to hit its November 20 deadline for recommendations regarding a new registration system for drones, the Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday announced the members of a task force charged with helping to shape the government initiative.

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Walmart Catches the Drone Delivery Bug


Walmart on Monday filed a request with the Federal Aviation Administration to begin deploying commercial drones to transport goods from outside vendors to its distribution centers, as well as to customers’ homes. The company, which has been testing drones in indoor flights, wanted an exemption in order to deploy small unmanned aircraft systems, wrote Shekar Natarajan, Walmart vice president, logistics strategy, in a letter to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. Its goal was to create a more efficient delivery system to move merchandise.

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U.S. to make drone registration mandatory for certain models

Article Image The U.S. Department of Transportation in cooperation with the Federal Aviation Administration on Monday announced the formation of a task force charged with the creation of a registration process for unmanned aircraft systems, otherwise known as drones.

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FAA proposes record $1.9M fine against drone operator for 'unauthorized' flights

So this is what happens if you push the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) too far on the issue of commercial drone flights.

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FAA's Next-Generation Air Transportation System Falters


The United States Federal Aviation Administration last week came under fire once again for problems with the implementation of its troubled Next Generation Air Transportation System. The NextGen program to overhaul the U.S. national air traffic control system, estimated to cost $29 billion between 2013 and 2030, long has been the target of congressional wrath. In a recently released report following a congressionally mandated study, the U.S. National Research Council maintained the FAA was not implementing NextGen’s original vision.

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FAA touts drone testing program, partners with CNN

The Federal Aviation Administration has unveiled its Pathfinder program, which will study how drones are used for newsgathering, as well as in the agriculture and transport industries.

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Autopilot technology might have saved Germanwings Flight 9525

There are new calls from aviation experts to develop and deploy enhanced crash avoidance software that could take control of an aircraft away from a pilot, if needed, and steer the plane to a safe altitude.

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FAA's Sluggish Pace Frustrates Amazon's Drone Ambitions


For one brief shining moment, it appeared that Amazon and the Federal Aviation Administration were in concert on outdoor drone testing in the U.S., but in testimony before a Senate subcommittee hearing held Tuesday, Amazon put paid to that notion.
Although the FAA last week granted Amazon permission to conduct outdoor tests, the unmanned aircraft system covered by the authorization is no longer in use. “We don’t test it anymore,” Paul Misener, VP for global public policy at Amazon, told senators at the hearing.

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