Neowin News Feed for: Faa Neowin News Feed for: Faa en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 NASA is conducting pioneering research into flying taxis <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>NASA is working with Joby Aviation to test an eVTOL aircraft that could one day be used to ferry passengers around towns and cities by air. The testing will go on for several years. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Thu, 02 Sep 2021 01:26:01 +0000 TWIRL 23: FAA denies Branson and Bezos astronaut title <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The United States Federal Aviation Administration has come up with new rules to deprive Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos of their astronaut titles. They could receive honorary awards though. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Sat, 24 Jul 2021 10:00:01 +0000 Amazon receives the FAA's approval to trial drone deliveries in the U.S. <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Amazon is officially an &quot;air carrier&quot; after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration granted the company approval to trial its commercial drone delivery. Amazon didn&#039;t say where or when it will start. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jefferson Mangubat) Mon, 31 Aug 2020 21:06:01 +0000 FAA bans MacBook Pros with defective batteries from flights <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The U.S. aviation authority has issued a notice reminding airlines that MacBook Pros with defective batteries, which Apple has recalled, are banned from flights. Some airlines have also done the same. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Muhammad Jarir Kanji) Wed, 14 Aug 2019 12:04:01 +0000 Hurricane Harvey relief being expedited by drone use <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The devastating natural disaster that was Hurricane Harvey left quite a mess. With extensive cleanup and relief efforts underway, some companies are using drone technology to provide aid to victims. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Chris Schroeder) Mon, 04 Sep 2017 06:00:01 +0000 After two years, the FAA is now issuing refunds to some that registered their UAS <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>It was two years ago when the FAA required UAS pilots to register and pay a $5 fee. Now, through a court order, pilots will no longer be required to register if they are flying for fun. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Timi Cantisano) Fri, 07 Jul 2017 03:44:01 +0000 Boeing orders 3D printed titanium aircraft parts for 787 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The FAA has finally approved the usage of structurally integral titanium aircraft parts that will be 3D printed in Norway by Norsk Titanium. This step is said to save millions in production costs. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Richard Tyr Blewitt) Wed, 12 Apr 2017 11:24:01 +0000 Fire in the hold! European aviation regulators say new electronics ban carries major risks <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The European Aviation Safety Agency has banged heads with the American Federal Aviation Authority and British authorities on concerns regarding the ban on personal electronic devices in the cabin. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Richard Tyr Blewitt) Thu, 06 Apr 2017 11:38:01 +0000 Airlines will no longer warn you, but Samsung's Galaxy Note7 is still banned on planes <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The FAA and Samsung have announced that airlines and airports will no longer need to warn passengers about the dangers of the Galaxy Note7, but the device is still banned from flights. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:16:01 +0000 US Federal Aviation Administration officially bans the use of Galaxy Note7 devices <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The United States Federal Aviation Administration has prohibited the use of Galaxy Note7 devices on aircraft. This was after the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall of the device. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Justin Luna) Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:14:01 +0000 US government: "Power down and stop charging or using" the Samsung Galaxy Note7 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Consumer Product Safety Commission, an independent US government agency, has formally advised owners of the Galaxy Note7 to stop using it immediately, following a series of fiery incidents. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Sat, 10 Sep 2016 01:32:01 +0000 As US FAA considers options, Australian airlines ban use of Samsung Galaxy Note7 [Update] <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia have banned the use of Samsung&#039;s Galaxy Note7 on their flights, following a growing number of incidents in which the new flagship phone has caught fire. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Thu, 08 Sep 2016 16:44:01 +0000 US Federal Aviation Administration considers flight ban for Samsung's fiery Galaxy Note7 [Update] <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Samsung recalled the Note7, but it didn&#039;t implement an official recall process with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, leaving the FAA unsure over whether to ban the device from flights. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Wed, 07 Sep 2016 13:14:01 +0000 Hands-on with the Parrot Bebop 2 - a speedy quadcopter that's almost perfect for beginners <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>If you have been eager to jump on the quadcopter train, but have been waiting for the perfect one, the Parrot Bebop might make the cut with great battery life, small learning curve, and sharp camera. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Camden Krupala) Sat, 23 Jan 2016 09:30:01 +0000 Own a drone in the United States? Today is the last day to register with the FAA for free. <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The popularity of drones has grown at a tremendous rate and with it new FAA regulations require registration of many of these drones. Free registration ends tonight, so you&#039;ll want to act quick&#33; <a href="">Read more...</a> (Camden Krupala) Thu, 21 Jan 2016 20:12:01 +0000 The FAA will now require you to register your UAS starting December 21st <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Federal Aviation Administration will now require those owning or purchasing a new UAS to register their vehicle. The process will begin on Dec. 21st. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Timi Cantisano) Mon, 14 Dec 2015 19:06:02 +0000 FAA app to reveal where it is legal to fly drones <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Finding out where you can legally fly a drone in the U.S. will soon be a lot easier. The FAA&#039;s new drone app is now in beta, with the finished app expected by the end of the year. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matt Blowes) Sat, 29 Aug 2015 04:44:01 +0000 Surface Pro 3 cleared for take-off, with FAA/EASA Electronic Flight Bag approval <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft&#039;s Surface Pro 3 tablet has qualified for authorization for use as an Electronic Flight Bag, replacing the heavy and bulky paper documentation that airline pilots must carry on board. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:34:01 +0000 FAA approves expanded use of electronic devices on commercial flights <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/16058931735361823651f.jpg" alt="" /></div>The Federal Aviation Administration has announced it will allow commercial airline flights to give passengers expanded use of most electronic devices during most aspects of a flight. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Thu, 31 Oct 2013 16:24:20 +0000 Laptop, tablet restrictions on commercial flights may be relaxed soon <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1579513283wif.jpg" alt="" /></div>An advisory committee to the Federal Aviation Administration has reportedly recommended more relaxed rules on electronics like laptops and tablets on commercial flights. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Sun, 29 Sep 2013 20:01:40 +0000 iPhone endangers flight as debate about onboard electronics use continues <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/908032440windows-plane.png" alt="" /></div>As more and more airlines are introducing in-flight Wi-Fi and passengers are demanding to use their smart devices during flights, important groups such as NASA and Boeing are advising caution. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Thu, 16 May 2013 15:42:04 +0000 FAA might expand in-flight portable electronics usage <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/8750603601292299150_Falcon.png" alt="" /></div>Tired of having to put away your electronic devices during takeoff? Eventually you might not have to, as the FAA is studying the safety of allowing passengers to use their devices mid-flight. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Nathan Tsui) Wed, 29 Aug 2012 01:59:51 +0000