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Amazon's Flying Warehouse Plan Has A Big Catch

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 12.31.2016 | Technology

Amazon’s proposal for a roaming airborne warehouse might sound impossibly futuristic, but it’s not the reason its Prime Air project is still groun...

How a Company With Ties to a Dakota Access Pipeline Owner Flew Over Protests in the No Fly Zone

Steve Horn | Posted 11.06.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

Photo Credit: Richard Bluecloud Casteneda | Greenpeace USA Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog One of the few helicopters authorized to fly within the U.S....

Dakota Access Pipeline Builder Ignored Obama Admin Request to Halt Construction

Steve Horn | Posted 11.05.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

Image Credit: Vimeo Screenshot | Dr0ne2bewild Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has confirmed to DeSmog that Energy Tran...

Lost Bag and Flight Delay Rules: A Band-Aid, Not a Cure, for Air Travel Woes

Roger Dow | Posted 10.25.2016 | Business
Roger Dow

White House officials announced new rules last week aimed at mitigating travel headaches such as flight delays, hidden fees and lost bags. That's good...

Presidential Candidate Dr. Lynn S. Kahn: The Government Mechanic

Judy Frankel | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics
Judy Frankel

Hillary Clinton isn't the only woman with government experience running for President. Clinical psychologist and presidential candidate Dr. Lynn S. Kahn has been reinventing and transforming government from the inside for 32 years.

A Stronger, Sustainable National Infrastructure

Erik Rancatore | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
Erik Rancatore

For centuries, humankind has relied on concrete to safeguard our families and ensure the security of our communities. We continue to use concrete because it is strong, and durable, and more able to withstand Mother Nature's temperament.

This Could Be A Game Changer For Parents Who Fly With Their Kids

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 04.14.2016 | Parents

Traveling families may soon have a reason to celebrate. According to The Washington Post, an amendment has been added to the Federal Aviation Administ...

Senate Dems Blame Koch Brothers For Killing Clean Energy Tax Credits

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 04.13.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tax credits for clean energy sources won’t hitch a ride on legislation reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration in the Senate...

12 Things Flight Attendants Wish You'd Stop Doing

David Anthony | Posted 03.31.2016 | Travel
David Anthony

What was going through your head when you decided that your flight from Detroit to Chicago would be the best time to cut your toenails. Ewww, gross.

Drone Comes Within 200 Feet Of Passenger Jet Coming In To Land At LAX

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 03.19.2016 | Travel

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -- The pilot of a Lufthansa passenger jumbo jet reported a drone aircraft nearly collided with the airliner on Friday on its lan...

The Drone Invasion

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 02.04.2017 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

If Jeff Bezos, the billionaire CEO of Amazon, has his way, thousands of drones could soon be hurtling through the airspace above our heads, delivering millions of packages to Amazon's customers. Instead of having to wait the eternity of a day to receive their orders, consumers could get them in 30 minutes, or less.

Drones, the Robot Revolution and a Star Wars Society

Amy Dardashtian | Posted 12.28.2016 | Technology
Amy Dardashtian

Our strictly controlled airspace will soon become a society in the sky. Much like Star Wars, there is already a battle between the good and the evil, as the feds and the states try to police and regulate drones.

If 1 Million People Get New Drones This Holiday, Registering Them Better Be Easy

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 11.23.2015 | Technology

The feds would like drone drivers and their devices to get a license plate and registration, please. If the United States government really will follo...

Get Ready To Stand In Line At The Department of Drone Vehicles

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 10.20.2015 | Technology

If you operate a drone, Uncle Sam wants to know your name. The Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration announced a speedy...

United Airlines Flights Ground Stop Has Been Lifted

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 07.08.2015 | Business

United Airlines lifted a ground stop on flights across the country after it was issued Wednesday morning. The Federal Aviation Administration refer...

U.S. Regulators To Review Pilot Mental Health After Germanwings Crash

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics

May 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday announced that a joint government-industry group will review how the agency...

Companies Urge FAA To Speed Up Use Of Drones In Disaster Response

Reuters | Posted 06.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 21 (Reuters) - U.S. companies including insurers and aerospace manufacturers urged federal aviation regulators on Tuesday to speed...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Chuck Schumer Very Alarmed By The Threat Of Gyrocopters

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) wants to know “how the heck” a man was able to fly a small aircraft, known as a gyrocopter, onto the Cap...

Farm Groups Fight For Drone Freedom

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2015 | Politics

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - American farmers want the Federal Aviation Administration to relax proposed regulations on commer...

CNN Wants To Use Drones For News Reports

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 01.13.2015 | Media

CNN has signed an agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration to explore the use of drones in newsgathering and reporting. The network said ...

Samantha Lachman

Airlines Have Finally Found A Fee They Don't Like

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Passengers are used to paying extra airline fees to carry on bags, cash in rewards miles, make same-day changes to flights and print boa...

b condoms Seeking FAA Permission to Test Drones for 'Homeland Security Program'

Jason Panda | Posted 12.05.2014 | Impact
Jason Panda

b condoms feels that the Homeland Security Program could also address the rate of unwanted teenage pregnancies in rural areas; teen girls living in rural counties account for 20% of teen births, although they only account for 16% of the population.

FAA: U.S. Airliner Nearly Collided With Drone Earlier This Year

Reuters | Alwyn Scott | Posted 05.09.2014 | Travel

By Alwyn Scott NEW YORK, May 9 (Reuters) - An American Airlines Group Inc aircraft almost collided with a drone above Florida earlier this year, a ...

Great News For Flying Robots

Reuters | Eric Beech | Posted 03.07.2014 | Technology

WASHINGTON, March 7 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge has thrown out a fine by the Federal Aviation Administration against the operator of a small commercial d...

Ryan J. Reilly

Video Shows It Can Take Just 2 Seconds To Hijack A Plane

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A video produced by anonymous airline employees is circulating around Capitol Hill, meant to show members of Congress that airplane cock...