Apr 11, 2017

FCC chief seeks to reverse course on in-flight cellphone calls

A top U.S. regulator moved Monday to roll back efforts to allow cellphone use in aircraft, reversing course on relaxing a long-standing ban on in-flight calls.Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said he circulated a order, which would require a vote of the commissioners, ...

Jan 23, 2017

Computer glitch grounds domestic flights, United tweets

United Continental Holdings Inc. said a computer disruption caused domestic flights to be grounded, delaying flights throughout the network of the third-biggest U.S. airline.“A ground stop is in place for domestic flights due to an IT issue,” the Chicago-based carrier said in a tweet. ...

MRJ to undergo certification testing in Washington state

Aug 16, 2016

MRJ to undergo certification testing in Washington state

A new passenger jet being developed by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. is set to fly to the United States for the first time this month for certification tests, company officials said Monday.Japan’s first domestically produced jet, dubbed Mitsubishi Regional Jet, is expected to make the ...

FAA given recommendations, terms for commercial drone flights

Apr 4, 2016

FAA given recommendations, terms for commercial drone flights

A government-sponsored committee is recommending standards that could clear the way for commercial drone flights over populated areas and help speed the introduction of package delivery drones and other uses not yet possible, The Associated Press has learned.The Federal Aviation Administration currently prohibits most ...