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Google To Deploy Drones With Internet-Emitting Payloads

Google seeks to create a worldwide satellite network of Internet-emitting drones and balloons with the FAA’s help.

May 20, 2015

Pilot Lands Gyrocopter At Capitol In Apparent Protest; Charges Pending

The tiny aircraft flew in low over the National Mall, whizzing past a row of trees and a statue of Ulysses S. Grant, as a group of onlookers stood by. Both houses of Congress were in session at the time.

April 16, 2015

FAA Reviews Security After Chicago Air Traffic Center Fire

The fire at theChicago En Route Center in suburban Aurora, Illinois was allegedly lit by a suicidal contract worker.

September 29, 2014

Two Weeks Needed To Restore Damaged Chicago Air Center: FAA

Over 1,500 flights leaving from O’Hare International Airport in Chicago were cancelled when a disgruntled employee lit a fire at the airport on Friday.

September 29, 2014

Fire At Air Control Facility Halts Chicago Flights

Suspected arson at a radar facility halts air travel at two of the country’s busiest airports.

September 26, 2014

Drone Surprises Jetliner Pilot At LAX; Owner Sought In Investigation

By Joseph Serna, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — A drone spotted earlier this month by a Canadian jetliner pilot near Los Angeles International Airport has become the subject of an investigation. On Aug. 4, Los Angeles police said, the personal drone was spotted by the jetliner pilot as the remote-controlled craft was hovering about […]

August 22, 2014

FAA Bans U.S. Airlines From Flying Over Syria

Washington (AFP) — The U.S. aviation regulator Monday ordered airlines based in the United States to stop flying over Syria, citing a “serious potential threat” to civil planes, including armed groups with anti-aircraft weapons. “Based on an updated assessment of the risk associated with such operations and the lack of any requests from operators wishing […]

August 19, 2014

FAA Bans U.S. Civilian Flights Over Iraq

Washington (AFP) — The Federal Aviation Administration banned all U.S. civilian flights over Iraq on Friday, just hours after air strikes ordered by Washington on Islamist fighters. In a Notice to Airmen, the FAA cited the “potentially hazardous situation created by the armed conflict” between Islamic State militants and Iraqi security forces and their allies […]

August 8, 2014

FAA Lifts U.S. Flight Restrictions For Tel Aviv

By Ryan Parker, Los Angeles Times The Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday night lifted its ban on U.S. flights to and from Tel Aviv. The decision was made after the U.S. government determined that Israel had proper measures in place to “mitigate potential risks to civil aviation” during the ongoing hostilities in and around the […]

July 24, 2014

Top Airlines Cancel Israel Flights After Gaza Rocket Strike

Washington (AFP) — Major US, European and Canadian airlines cancelled flights to and from Israel on Tuesday after a rocket fired from Gaza struck near its main international airport in Tel Aviv. The cancellations highlighted heightened worldwide fears of a rocket hitting a passenger jet in the wake of last week’s downing of a Malaysia […]

July 22, 2014

FAA Bans U.S. Airlines From Flying To/From Israel For 24 Hours

Washington (AFP) — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) banned US airlines Tuesday from flying to and from Israel for at least 24 hours following a rocket strike near Tel Aviv’s main airport. In a statement, the U.S. government agency said its prohibition applied only to U.S. air carriers, and that “updated instructions” would be issued […]

July 22, 2014

Three Killed When Plane Crashes Into Cliff Of California Mountains

By Catherine Saillant, Los Angeles Times Federal Aviation Administration officials are investigating the crash of a small plane near Lake Elsinore, Calif., on Sunday that killed three people and started a small brush fire. Firefighters were called to an area in the Santa Ana Mountains off Ortega Highway at 9:22 a.m. and found a Piper […]

July 7, 2014

FAA For The First Time OKs Commercial Drone Flights Over Land

By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Marking a milestone for the industry, Monrovia, California, drone maker AeroVironment Inc. has announced a contract to use an unmanned aircraft to perform routine commercial services over land in compliance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations. The company’s small drone, called Puma AE, is now scouring BP […]

June 10, 2014

FAA Under Pressure To Allow Commercial Drones

By Daniel Rothberg, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — It seems like a perfect time to get into the drone business. With easy access to technology and patchy regulation, small commercial drones already have been used to film box-office hits and market expensive real estate. Internet retailer Amazon is testing its sixth generation of an unmanned […]

May 5, 2014

Two Small Planes Collide Over Northern Part Of San Francisco Bay

By Emily Alpert Reyes, Los Angeles Times Two small planes collided Sunday afternoon over a northern area of the San Francisco Bay, sending one crashing into the water, according to the Coast Guard. The collision involved a Cessna 210 and a Hawker Sea Fury TMK 20, which collided over San Pablo Bay about 4:05 p.m., […]

April 28, 2014