Business Oct 19, 2017

CNN first to get FAA waiver to fly drones over crowds

CNN received a waiver allowing routine drone flights above crowds, a milestone for the industry seeking greater use of the remote-controlled devices for everything from insurance inspections to covering news. The approval is the first time the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has granted a waiver ...

Business 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

Business 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 ...

World Aug 27, 2015

FAA starts probe after Allegiant jet aborts out-of-control takeoff

U.S. air-safety investigators are looking into a mechanical failure that caused the nose of an Allegiant Airlines jet to rise off the ground prematurely before takeoff, defying the crew's attempts to push it down. Pilots abruptly halted their roll on the runway at 138 miles ...

SkyWest cabin pressure emergency spurs FAA probe

World Apr 23, 2015

SkyWest cabin pressure emergency spurs FAA probe

U.S. investigators are looking into why a SkyWest Inc. airplane with 75 passengers was forced to make an emergency landing in Buffalo, New York, on Wednesday. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement that the flight crew reported a pressurization problem and declared an ...

Business Mar 25, 2015

Amazon blasts U.S. agency for slowness on drone regulation

E-commerce power Amazon.com blasted federal regulators on Tuesday for being slow to approve commercial drone testing, saying the United States is falling behind other countries in the potentially lucrative area of unmanned aviation technology. Less than a week after the Federal Aviation Administration gave Amazon.com ...