After telecom companies Verizon and AT&T agreed to delay deployment of 5G towers near airports, the FAA has started to rapidly clear airplanes for landing as the C-band won't hamper altimeters.
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AT&T and Verizon have agreed to delay switching on some 5G towers near airports to ease the growing tension with the FAA as the agency is adamant the waves negatively impact sensitive equipment.
FedEx had officially requested permission to install a laser-based anti-missile defense system on its cargo planes; the Airbus A321-200. The FAA is seeking confirmation about the protection mechanisms
The FAA insists that the frequencies which power 5G networks can mess with sensitive equipment, which may force airlines to delay, ground, divert airplanes, and perhaps even endanger pilots.
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.
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.
Amazon is officially an "air carrier" after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration granted the company approval to trial its commercial drone delivery. Amazon didn't say where or when it will start.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia have banned the use of Samsung's Galaxy Note7 on their flights, following a growing number of incidents in which the new flagship phone has caught fire.
Samsung recalled the Note7, but it didn'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.
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.
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'll want to act quick!
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.
Finding out where you can legally fly a drone in the U.S. will soon be a lot easier. The FAA's new drone app is now in beta, with the finished app expected by the end of the year.
Microsoft'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.
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.
An advisory committee to the Federal Aviation Administration has reportedly recommended more relaxed rules on electronics like laptops and tablets on commercial flights.
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.
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.