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Drones Need Tracking Network for Expanded Flights, FAA Says

All but the smallest civilian drones would have to broadcast radio tracking data to ensure greater safety and prevent terrorism under a sweeping proposal unveiled by U.S. regulators Thursday. The long-awaited draft rules call for a massive new tracking network …

Alphabet Unveils App to Provide Air-Traffic Control for Drones

The company that brought you free digital maps and email wants to do the same thing for your drone. Wing LLC, an offshoot of Alphabet Inc.’s Google, on Tuesday unveiled a new app it calls OpenSky that it hopes will …

FAA Willing to Consider Private Air Traffic Control System

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is reviewing a House Republican plan to spin off the nation’s air- traffic control system to a nonprofit corporation and hasn’t rejected the idea. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, speaking Tuesday at the Singapore Airshow, said …

Air Traffic Controllers Report Chronic Fatigue Due to Scheduling

U.S. air-traffic controllers report high levels of chronic fatigue from schedules that require they work through the night, and aviation regulators need to take steps to limit the potential safety hazard, a federal study concluded. Of controllers who made safety …