FAA Review Concludes 787 Dreamliner Is Safe After "Teething Pains"

After a fourteen month-long investigation, the Federal Aviation Administration has concluded the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is "soundly designed and safe to fly," yet recommended changes to Boeing's manufacturing process and oversight. » 3/20/14 3:41pm 3/20/14 3:41pm

Ding! FAA May Roll Back Stupid Restrictions on Electronic Device Use

Good news for the flying, gaming public: The Federal Aviation Administration's bullshit, insulting-to-the-intelligence rules for the use of "approved portable electronic devices" are due to be relaxed, allowing for gate-to-gate use of your iPad, 3DS, Android phone or whatever. This could come as early as September. » 6/23/13 2:53pm 6/23/13 2:53pm

WSJ: The FAA Is Ready to Ease Restrictions on In-Flight Electronics

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Federal Aviation Administration is about to loosen its restrictions on in-flight gadget use—more than a year after it first announced it was mulling the idea. » 6/21/13 9:32am 6/21/13 9:32am

Why You Could Soon See A Lot More Drones In American Skies

Drones aren't just for the military anymore. Department of Homeland Security grants gave hundreds of law enforcement and fire agencies across the country access to them. But DHS may have jumped the gun, as the Federal Aviation Administration hasn't yet okayed populating America's already busy skies with unmanned… » 5/10/12 12:00pm 5/10/12 12:00pm

Man who grounded 4,000 planes on 9/11 was on first day of his job

As terrorists seized control of four airplanes on Sept. 11th, 2001, Ben Sliney, chief of air-traffic-control operations at the FAA's command center in Herndon, Va., gave the unprecedented order to ground 4,000-plus planes across the nation and redirect any in the sky to the nearest airport. It was his first day on the… » 9/09/11 12:30pm 9/09/11 12:30pm

VIDEO: Crash Of RC Plane Into Real One Sparks Dogfight Over Air Rights

A half-scale remote-control airplane collided with a real aircraft over a Colorado airport last weekend. While there were no injuries, the incident exposed the growing tension between pilots and model aircraft enthusiasts and their ever-larger RC aircraft. » 8/20/10 12:00pm 8/20/10 12:00pm