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Aviation's Effort to Combat Laser Attacks #Ineffective #Insane

Christine Negroni | Posted 09.08.2014 | Crime
Christine Negroni

No less a brainiac than Albert Einstein could have weighed in on the phenomenally ineffective efforts of American aviation and law enforcement to combat laser attacks on airplanes.

REPORT: Anti-Aircraft Weapons In Syria Could Threaten Commercial Aviation

AP | STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 10.18.2014 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — Warnings from an international research group and the Federal Aviation Administration underscore the rising threat to commercial a...

Obama Defends FAA's Temporary Ban On Flights To Israel

AP | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the Federal Aviation Administration took "prudent action" in temporarily banning U.S. flights in and o...

Amazon Seeks FAA's Permission To Test Delivery Drones

Reuters | Deepa Seetharaman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is seeking permission from U.S. regulators to test its delivery drones near Seattle, as part of a rapid expan...

U.S. Moves Toward Opening Skies For Commercial Drones

Reuters | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics

By Alwyn Scott and Jennifer Saba SEATTLE/NEW YORK, July 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. air safety regulator is drafting rules to permit small ...

Virgin Galactic, FAA Sign Agreement For New Mexico Spaceport Flights

AP | Posted 06.03.2014 | Travel

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Virgin Galactic and Spaceport America have signed an agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration that clears the path...

Dreamliner's Dramatic Life Mimics Woody Allen's Art

Christine Negroni | Posted 07.29.2014 | Travel
Christine Negroni

When it comes to the Dreamliner design, the FAA and the NTSB do have very different perspectives. But unlike the couple in Annie Hall, both sides cannot be right.

TechFuture: Hold On! Paul Moller's Skycar Is Coming

Bill_Robinson | Posted 07.28.2014 | Technology
Bill_Robinson

If you are feeling dejected and gloomy, never fear; there's a flying car coming right at you in the near future. A "Jetsons-like" transportation mode is just around the corner.

FAA, NTSB Investigate Near-Collision Over Hawaii

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 07.16.2014 | Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — Federal officials are investigating how two passenger jetliners got on potentially dangerous paths toward each other near Hawaii at ...

Over 1,100 Flights Canceled At Chicago Airports

AP | Posted 05.14.2014 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — About 1,120 flights were canceled Tuesday at Chicago's two major airports after an electrical problem sent smoke into a regional rada...

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 ...

The U.S. Postal Service Can Be Saved!

Martin Shapiro | Posted 07.06.2014 | Books
Martin Shapiro

In the not-too-distant future, the United States' lower airspace will be abuzz with all manner of pilotless delivery UAVs, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, commonly called drones.

1,600 Protected Birds Killed By Contractors At Major NYC Airport

| Posted 05.01.2014 | Green

By Erin Tennant NEW YORK — Wildlife control contractors have shot almost 26,000 birds at John F. Kennedy International Airport over the past five y...

Plane Lands On Golf Course

AP | Posted 04.13.2014 | Weird News

BATAVIA, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says a single-engine plane was forced to make an emergency landing on a golf course in southwest Ohio....

5 Crazy Things Not Even Pilots Will Not Tell You About Airplane 'Safety'

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 05.28.2014 | Travel
Jon Hotchkiss

There's quite a few things pilots won't tell you about airplane safety. Things that you'd actually want to know. Things that could save your life. Things that could mean the difference between staying alive... and dying. So, here now: five crazy ass things pilots will not tell you about airplane "safety."

U.S. Lags As Commercial Drones Take Off Around Globe

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A small, four-rotor drone hovered over Washington Nationals players for a few days during spring training in Florida last month, t...

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...

In-Flight Phone Calls May Be Annoying, But They Shouldn't Be Illegal

Sam Tracy | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
Sam Tracy

Lifting the ban would not result in an immediate aerial free-for-all: airlines make their own rules, and some have already said they'd keep their bans if the federal ban is lifted.

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...

GOP Denies Workers' Right to Unionize

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans believe, for example, that business should be free from the kind of government regulation that would prevent chemical companies from spewing poison into West Virginia drinking water. When it comes to freedom for workers, though, the GOP is all about squelching that.

Amazon Drones: Orwellian Mayhem?

Mark Weinstein | Posted 02.14.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled his grand vision for drone attacks on our porches and personal spaces. From a warehouse to your front door, goods delivered in record time with minimal hassle. What could possibly go wrong with that? Pretty much everything and here's why.

Why Has the FAA and FCC Been Lying to Us About Cell Phones on Planes?

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 02.12.2014 | Travel
Blake Fleetwood

For more than 22 years the FAA and the FCC have essentially feeding us an urban myth that cell phone use would crash planes. Who could question passenger safety?

Airline Deregulation: A Triumph of Ideology Over Evidence

David Morris | Posted 02.12.2014 | Business
David Morris

If we take into account the remarkably degraded service, a modest reduction in price, and factor in the full costs to employees, customers and communities, any rational cost-benefit analysis must conclude that deregulation has been a failed experiment.

What Airlines Actually Think Of In-Flight Phone Calls

AP | By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Federal Communications Commission might be ready to permit cellphone calls in flight. But what about the airlines? ...

FCC Considers Allowing In-Flight Cellphone Calls And Everything Is Terrible

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.22.2013 | Technology

Air travel could soon get a lot noisier. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission next month will consider lifting a ban on in-flight cellphone c...