The Federal Aviation Administration is looking into a near-collision involving a drone and a helicopter near Hollywood, Florida, according to multiple reports. And it came damn near close to contact.
The Federal Aviation Administration has ordered a stop to all “doors-off” helicopter tours nationwide following the crash that killed five people last Sunday in New York City.
Drones are buzzing around the sky delivering products to customers, snapping videos and photos and conducting search and rescue missions, making it necessary for all of these high-flying machines to be regulated with their own air traffic system set to launch by 2025.
At least three people were taken into custody last night following reports from three New York news helicopter pilots being targeted by lasers. WABC, WCBS, and WNBC each filed separate reports about the lasers with the FAA, who followed up with local authorities.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has just granted Amazon Logistics, Inc. an experimental airworthiness certificate to allow the company to operate unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for research and development and crew training.
Southwest Airlines voluntarily grounded 128 Boeing 737-700 aircraft yesterday after they discovered the airplanes somehow managed to miss a required inspection for the backup hydraulic system for the rudder. The FAA has allowed the airline to continue to fly the aircraft for up to five days while they are checked.
The proliferation of small, relatively inexpensive unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) presents the Federal Aviation Administration with a challenge in identifying people who don't follow the rules of the air or who endanger the nation's airspace. So, the agency is asking law enforcement for help.
With just over two weeks before Christmas, parents are rushing around to buy their kids the must-have toys of the year, and one thing that's high on that list is the remote-controlled drone. But before you buy a drone, consider the idea that maybe it's not such a smart purchase.
Some flights bound for St. Louis Lambert Airport were diverted to other cities on Monday night, after a grand jury decided not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown. Ferguson is only about 5 miles East of the airport. Reports of guns fired into the air prompted the measure.
The Federal Aviation Administration is currently seeking comments on a proposed "hangar rule" which seeks to restrict the use of hangars on airport property for the storage and maintenance of flyable aircraft. However, the nation's largest keeper of vintage planes would be put in jeopardy by the proposal.
The safety of operating drones of any type in commercial airspace has drown a lot of attention and criticism of late, but the biggest threat remains other planes flown by humans. The FAA has a plan to improve operations and safety, but they haven't found a way to cooperate with Congress to finalize and implement it.
This afternoon, a technical issue at the FAA Air Traffic Control Center in Palmdale, California caused a ground stop of all flights for airports in Southern California and Las Vegas. Some flights were able to circle in a holding pattern, while others were diverted to hub cities like Phoenix, Salt Lake City and Denver.
The Federal Aviation Administration has filed an appeal in the case against "commercial drone" pilot Raphael Pirker, accused of reckless operation of what's basically an R/C aircraft near the University of Virginia campus in 2011. Um, does this look reckless to you?
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.
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…
Talmon Marco, founder of the VoIP app Viber, was met at La Guardia airport this evening by a waiting posse of port authority cops. What did he do? Well, it's not quite as outrageous as Alec Baldwin getting in trouble for playing Words With Friends, but it's still a bit ridiculous.
The FAA lost contact with a Cessna 421 shortly before 9AM this morning. The pilot, it turns out, was unconscious, and the plane ultimately slammed into the Gulf of Mexico 135 miles off the coast of Florida. The pilot has been identified as Dr. Peter Hertzak.
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…