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Appeals Court Rules That Your Electronics Can Stay Turned On In Flight

Back in 2013, the FAA saw sense, and ruled that passengers can use their electronic fondleslabs during takeoff and landing. And, shortly after, the Association of Flight Attendants sued, claiming the FAA had overstepped its bounds. An appeals court just ruled against the AFA, meaning takeoff Candy Crush is here to stay.


Amazon's Drone Delivery Patent Just Feels Like Trolling At This Point

The idea of receiving your Amazon delivery from drone is fanciful. It’s a total impossibility for the foreseeable future, sure, but Amazon just scored a patent for drone delivery system anyway.


Delivery Drones At Last? FAA Contemplates Relaxing 'Line Of Sight' Rule

Many drone businesses — like aerial pizza delivery! — don’t make sense when FAA rules require that humans have a clear line of sight to an aircraft. But the FAA’s drone boss just told us that naked eyes won’t always be a requirement.


Boeing's Dreamliner Has A Bug That Can Make It Lose Power Mid-AirĀ 

Here’s yet another snag for the embattled Boeing 787 Dreamliner: The Federal Aviation Administration in the US today warned of an alarming software glitch, in which the AC power can cut out and cause the pilot to lose control in the middle of a flight.


The FAA Is Switching To Satellites For Air Traffic Control

As unnerving as it is to hear, air traffic control has always been pretty piecemeal. Relying on a combination of instrumentation — namely, radar, radios, and GPS — as well as good old-fashioned eyeballs, pilots do a pretty good job navigating the sky. But they’re about to get a lot better with a new satellite-based system.


When The FAA Blasted Oklahoma City With Sonic Booms For 6 Months

Have you ever experienced a sonic boom? A sonic boom so forceful that your dishes fell from the cupboards, your photos fell off the walls, and maybe your ceiling even started to crack? This was the reality that residents of Oklahoma City endured for six months in 1964 — eight times per day.


This Is The First 3D-Printed Part That's Approved For A Jet Engine

3D printing has just reached another major milestone as the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has officially approved GE’s T25 as the first 3D printed part cleared for use on a commercial jet engine.


Lawsuit: Helicopter Pilot Crashed After Fooling Around On FaceTime

A helicopter pilot was goofing off on FaceTime shortly before a fatal crash, according to a lawsuit filed by a surviving passenger.


The FAA Will Let Amazon Drones Fly After All -- But Only For Testing

Just one short month ago, it looks like Amazon’s drone delivery dreams were dashed. But today, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted the company an “experimental airworthiness certificate.” Does this mean your Amazon Prime will come from the sky now? Not even close.


This Air Traffic Control Plan Is Trying To Make Delivery Drones Legal In The US

NASA has been working on a plan for months to create an air traffic control system for drones to make sure the flying machines don’t crash into things like people and planes. Now that plan includes trying to develop a reliable system so people can fly drones remotely.


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