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A small, private single-engine plane prepares to land at a municipal airport in Wheeling, Illinois.

Pilot shortage grounds flights at regional airports

Dec 19, 2014
New federal standard to earn commercial pilot's license closes off pipeline of new pilots.
Posted In: airports, airline pilots, FAA

FAA approves drones in Hollywood

Sep 25, 2014
As of Thursday, several production companies can use camera-equipped drones.
Posted In: drones, hollywood, FAA

Hands off that iPad, flyers. For just a bit longer.

Nov 1, 2013
The FAA needs to give airline-by-airline approval before you can play "Angry Birds" during takeoff.
Posted In: Delta, united, American, tablets, FAA, airline safety

FAA eases its rules on using electronic devices on planes

Sep 25, 2013
The Federal Aviation Administration is relaxing the rules on electronic device use during takeoff and landing.
Posted In: Tech, cell phones, mobile, electronics, FAA, airplane, airports

Ready for takeoff? FAA considers changing rules on ebooks

Sep 24, 2013
An FAA advisory committee is considering allowing passengers to use their phone or laptop during take-off and landing, as long as it's on airplane mode.
Posted In: FAA, airplane mode

Flying high with gadgets, coming soon?

Jun 21, 2013
The FAA is looking into allowing electronic devices to stay on during entire flights.
Posted In: FAA, airline industry, iPad

Travelers may run into delays due to FAA furloughs

Apr 22, 2013
Some groups have filed suit to stop the furloughs of air traffic controllers. The FAA must cut hundreds of millions under federal budget sequestration.
Posted In: sequester, FAA, air traffic controllers, furloughs

Can we all just agree that SkyMall is now officially dead?

Mar 26, 2013
The Federal Aviation Administration could, by July, recommend new rules about stowing your iPad and Kindle during takeoff.
Posted In: airplane travel, FAA, iPad, tablets

FAA backs plan to end Boeing's 787 Dreamliner nightmare

Mar 13, 2013
The Federal Aviation Administration has approved Boeing's plans for new safety tests that could get its troubled 787 Dreamliner back in the air as early as this spring.
Posted In: Boeing, FAA, Dreamliner, Dreamliner 787

Boeing to FAA: Let us fly

Feb 22, 2013
Boeing meets with the Federal Aviation Administration on Friday to hash out when it might get its grounded fleet of 787’s back in the air.
Posted In: Boeing, Dreamliner 787, FAA

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