World Mar 25, 2015

FAA streamlines approval for some commercial drone use

U.S. aviation regulators on Tuesday unveiled a new policy to speed up approval for the use of commercial drones in the United States under certain conditions. The Federal Aviation Administration, in a move first reported by Reuters last week, said it would award "blanket" certification ...

With first regulations, skies open for U.S. drone flights

World Feb 16, 2015

With first regulations, skies open for U.S. drone flights

President Barack Obama's administration took the first step to opening the skies above the U.S. to widespread civilian drone flights while proposing strict limits on commercial operations and privacy rules for those flown by government agencies. The Federal Aviation Administration on Sunday unveiled a proposal ...

World Nov 27, 2014

Drone close-calls with airliners a daily occurence in U.S., FAA reports

Civilian drones are flying so close to airplanes so frequently that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is receiving almost one incident report a day. The FAA logged 193 cases of safety incidents involving unmanned aircraft from Feb. 22 through Nov. 11, according to data released ...

FAA: Boeing fix won't end 787 grounding fast

Business / Corporate Mar 1, 2013

FAA: Boeing fix won't end 787 grounding fast

Boeing Co.'s proposal to get the 787 Dreamliner back in the skies, while comprehensive, will require extensive testing even if approved before regulators end the plane's grounding, the top U.S. aviation official said. Federal Aviation Administrator Michael Huerta on Wednesday wouldn't speculate when the agency ...