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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

FAA grounds Boeing 787 Dreamliners for safety inspections

Jan 16, 2013
The Federal Aviation Administration has ordered a safety review of the lithium ion batteries in Boeing's U.S. fleet of Dreamliner 787 planes.
Posted In: Boeing, Dreamliner, FAA

FAA to reconsider e-book policy

Mar 19, 2012
Currently e-books are banned from planes during taxi, take-off and landing. But as New York Times reporter Nick Bilton discovered, the FAA has recently decided to take a "fresh look" at its digital reader policy.
Posted In: Airlines, airline industry, e-books, FAA

FAA funding bill limits labor unions

Feb 7, 2012
Congress has passed a bill to fund technology upgrades for the Federal Aviation Administration. But some unions say they lose out under the legislation, which also limits union activity.
Posted In: airline industry, unions, FAA

Domestic drones approved

Feb 7, 2012
Coming soon to your sky
Posted In: drones, FAA, Senate

Officials to consider safety of air shows

Jan 10, 2012
The National Transportation Safety Board is holding a hearing today about the safety of daredevil events -- specifically, events like the air show in Reno, Nevada last September in which a crash killed 11 people and injured 70.
Posted In: airplanes, Entertainment, Washington D.C., FAA

Reid announces plan to reopen FAA

Aug 4, 2011
This final note on the way out. Nobody's giving any details, but there's one small sliver of sanity in Washington today. Senate Majority Leader H...
Posted In: FAA

Fewer planes to smash into each other thanks to math

Jul 6, 2011
Good ol' math. MIT researchers have come up with an algorithm to reduce the number of mid air collisions. It's part of the Federal Aviation...
Posted In: airplanes, FAA, gps

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