FAA News

Warning Issued on Exploding Bulk-Battery Shipments on Planes

U.S. aviation safety officials are raising new warnings about the dangers of carrying bulk shipments of lithium-based batteries on commercial flights. The Federal Aviation Administration, which regulates the aviation industry, on Tuesday sent a notice to airlines urging them to …

Commentary: State and Federal Law Can Help Stop Peeping Drones

In October, a Kentucky judge dismissed criminal charges against a man who had shot down a drone flying over his property. Now the drone‚Äôs owner has brought a federal civil suit against the shooter, William Merideth, arguing that the Federal …

Manufacturers Adapt Drones to New U.S. Rules

One of the most important players in the booming drone industry isn’t a hardware manufacturer; it’s the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. So attendees at the Consumer Electronics Show last week flocked to hear a policy update from the FAA, which …

Pilot Manual Flying Skills Rusty Says Government Watchdog

The government is falling short in ensuring airline pilots keep up their flying skills and get full training on how to monitor sophisticated automated control systems in cockpits, according to the Transportation Department’s internal watchdog. Most airline flying today is …

More Than 180,000 Drones Registered in 2 Weeks

One of the most important players in the booming drone industry isn’t a hardware manufacturer; it’s the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. So attendees at the Consumer Electronics Show on Wednesday flocked to hear a policy update from the FAA, which …

FAA Warns of Rise in Helicopter Bird Strikes

The crew of a Dallas police helicopter was searching for a capsized boat last March, when there was a loud explosion and wind rushed through a huge hole in the windshield. The pilot, Sgt. Todd Limerick, put a hand over …

FAA Releases Hobby Drone Registry Rules

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has unveiled its registration process for owners of small unmanned aircraft (UAS), or small drones used for hobby or recreation. The registration requirement applies to UAS weighing more than 0.55 pounds and less than 55 …

Drone Registry Recommendations Criticized After Release

The Federal Aviation Administration on Monday released recommendations for a new federal drone registry that quickly came under fire from a member of the agency task force charged with creating the proposals. The recommendations, along with 4,500 comments from the …

Almost All Drones Said to Need Registration in U.S. Plan

Owners of all but the smallest toy drones will have to register them with the U.S. government before the end of the year if the Obama administration adopts proposals issued by a task force it appointed. Registration – designed to …

UN Panel Rejects Rechargable Battery Ban on Air Shipments Despite Fire Risk

A U.N. aviation panel has rejected a ban on rechargeable battery shipments on passenger airliners despite evidence they can cause explosions and unstoppable, in-flight fires, aviation officials told The Associated Press. The International Civil Aviation Organization panel on dangerous goods …