Critics of FAA reauthorization bill say it fails to address major upgrades to air traffic control system

Sep 19, 2018
Congress has pushed off deadlines for the reauthorization bill, but the next one is at the end of September.
A jet makes an evening landing June 21, 2001 at Los Angeles International Airport. 
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One Seattle neighborhood is fighting airplane noise

Feb 16, 2018
The planes are so loud in this Seattle neighborhood some residents say it feels like a war zone. They want the federal government to do something about it.
María Batayola.
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House plans vote as deadline looms for FAA reauthorization

Sep 11, 2017
One of the looming deadlines for Congress this month is re-authorizing funding for the Federal Aviation Administration. A House vote on that is scheduled this week. Competing funding bills in the House and Senate address things like commercial drones, navigation technology, and air traffic control systems.  Click the audio player above to hear the full […]

Trump tries to shift attention to FAA breakup and privatization

Jun 5, 2017
With the looming congressional testimony of former FBI Director James Comey later this week, the White House is hoping to give Americans something else to focus on —infrastructure. Speaking from the Rose Garden earlier today, President Trump announced a proposal to separate the nation’s air traffic controllers from the FAA, placing them under the control […]

Trump plan to privatize the FAA faces familiar foes

Apr 13, 2017
Opponents say small, rural airports and towns would be hurt economically.
The president supports a privatization bill introduced by Republican Rep. Bill Shuster last year, but it stalled amid pushback from lawmakers and some businesses.
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Drones rule: FAA makes commercial drones legit

Aug 29, 2016
Regulations governing commercial drone use take effect Monday.
A drone is flown for recreational purposes in the sky above Old Bethpage, New York.
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How soon will it be a drone world?

Feb 29, 2016
The FAA may reverse itself and allow commercial drone flights over populated area.
A DJI employee demonstrates flying a drone at CES 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 7, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Emissions standards for planes are coming

Feb 9, 2016
The UN have aviation industry have hammered out new emissions standards.

Drone registration begins

Dec 21, 2015
Parents will be responsible for signing up kids under 13 and for safe operation.

FAA working towards drone rules ahead of holidays

Nov 25, 2015
Recommendations would require registration for recreational drone owners.