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3 hrs ago | KTVU Oakland

Napa County airport recovers after 6.0 quake

It's been three weeks since the 6.0 earthquake rocked Napa. Those weeks have been filled with recovery and adjustment for those who suffered damage, including the Napa County airport.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake, US News

6 hrs ago | Harlan Daily Enterprise

Airport receives $80,000 environmental study grant

Daily EnterpriseHarlan Airport Board Chairman Mark Miracle looks out at the end of the Tucker-Guthrie Airport's runway where a proposed expansion will be constructed. Daily EnterpriseHarlan Airport Board Chairman Mark Miracle looks out at the end of the Tucker-Guthrie Airport's runway where a proposed expansion will be constructed.


Related Topix: Flying, Life, Hobbies, Harlan, KY, US News

10 hrs ago | Ag Professional

Towers under 200 feet are dangers to ag pilots

The National Agricultural Aviation Association issued a report about a California aerial applicator court case being settled with a $6.7 million judgment to the pilot's family against a group of defendants. The association contends the settlement establishes a standard of care as to the use of a meteorological evaluation tower for wind prospecting in agricultural areas.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, US News

10 hrs ago | Seeking Alpha

JetBlue Comes In Last For On-Time Arrivals: Why Investors Should Be Concerned

JetBlue's on-time performance for July was 65.8%. With a third of all flights arriving late, operational efficiency and reliability have certainly been affected, along with the bottom line.


Related Topix: Transportation, Airlines, JetBlue Airways, US News

11 hrs ago | Russia Taday

Supreme Court justice warns of drones creating 'Orwellian' future

US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has voiced concerns that, without sufficient protections, the age of unmanned drones and ubiquitous surveillance will usher in an "Orwellian world." Sotomayor told faculty and students at Oklahoma City University last week that technological capabilities allow devices to monitor "your conversations from miles away and through your walls."


Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor, Oklahoma City University, Jerry Brown, US Governors

15 hrs ago | Flying

Five of the Coolest Aviation Jobs

Do you want to fly the latest and most advanced civilian or military aircraft? Since 1981, the not-for-profit National Test Pilot School has specialized in training pilots to meet professional flight test standards established in the U.S. and international aviation communities, with test pilot and flight-test engineer candidates often placed in military or civilian test and evaluation organizations shortly upon graduation. Although many test pilots come from the military ranks, anyone demonstrating the "right stuff" is encouraged to learn more about this highly sought-after career in aviation and aerospace.


Related Topix: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, US News

19 hrs ago | Google Earth Blog

Aerial imagery from drones

Back in 2007 we took a look at the concept of capturing aerial imagery from drones. Since then a lot of progress has been made in drone and camera technology.


Related Topix: US News

23 hrs ago | Tripso.com

Splurge at Disney World, Southwest flies to Costa Rica, FAA to fine cargo companies

Wanna go the extra step? Check out Disney World's newest on-site hotel, the Four Seasons Orlando. Opened in August, the gorgeous property blends Four Seasons luxury style and service with Disney fun.


Related Topix: US News

Sun Sep 14, 2014

International Business Times

Global Air Travel Alert: Air France Pilots Stage Labour Strike

A departure time flight board displays various cancellations as passengers stand nearby at Ben Gurion International airport in Tel Aviv July 22, 2014. The Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. carriers from flying to or from Ben Gurion International Airport, after a rocket fired from Gaza struck near the airport's fringes, injuring two people.


Related Topix: US News, Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration

The Washington Post

US accuses British Airways of hazardous shipment

Regulators say that British Airways violated safety rules by shipping an oxygen generator on an American Airlines flight from London to Dallas, and they are seeking to fine BA $195,000. The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday that the chemical oxygen generator was in a cardboard box without any markings to describe its contents.

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Related Topix: US News, Travel, US Politics


FAA, NTSB probing Ga. small plane crash

Four-year-old Nikki Fitzmayer is a typical girl, playing with her sister and singing along to "Frozen" songs. But her quizzical expressions at some sounds are small signals of a big problem.


Related Topix: US News, Air Accidents, University of Georgia Kennewsaw State, Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

WTVG-TV Toledo

Teens can learn aircraft maintenance for free at TPS Aviation Academy

The TPS Aviation Academy in Swanton offers teens a unique opportunity to learn aircraft maintenance - for free. Student Mark James says, "I think it's probably the best thing out of all TPS.


Related Topix: US News

WPTV Local News

Drone industry outpacing regulation in US

It's easier than ever to spot the unmanned aircraft in the skies - but they're all recreational vehicles. Anyone wanting to use drones in potential moneymaking operations in the U.S. is still out of luck.


Related Topix: US News

Jacksonville Daily News

Ellis Airport faces new trends in air travel

Current year-to-date passenger totals have fallen from last year's at Albert J. Ellis Airport, according to information from Onslow County.


Related Topix: Onslow County, NC, Richlands, NC, US News

The Daily Republic

Nut Tree Airport to see runway work

Solano County owns Nut Tree Airport. The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved spending $1.7 million for what the county calls the Runway Shift and Taxiway K projects.


Related Topix: Solano County, CA, Transportation, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, San Jose, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Berryessa (San Jose, CA)

Hampton Roads Daily Press

Hampton Roads could become commercial hub for drone industry

In Hampton Roads , the word "drone" has usually referred to unmanned military aircraft. But given shrinking defense budgets, local companies would like to take this technology to U.S. commercial markets.


Related Topix: Marketing, Agriculture, Science, Virginia, Science / Technology, NASA, US News

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Manufacturers making progress with diesel-powered airplane engines

When it comes to the next big thing for general aviation airplanes, aviation experts are looking toward diesel engines that run on jet fuel. Several major aircraft and engine makers have announced the development of diesel engines suited for aircraft, including Wichita's Cessna Aircraft, in part because of a need for alternative fuel sources.


Related Topix: Flying, Life, Hobbies, Alternative Energy, Energy, Civil Aircraft, Aircraft, Cessna 172, Cessna Aircraft, US News

CBS Local

Itasca Residents Complain O'Hare Noise Has Gotten Worse

We've heard lots of noise complaints at O'Hare Airport over the years, but now those gripes are coming far from the airport. Some homeowners in west suburban Itasca say over the last three months they can't have a conversation in their driveways - and that's four miles from the western edge of the airport.


Related Topix: US News

The Item

Scientists working on speeding up traffic at NY-NJ airports

The long-anticipated shift from a ground-based national air traffic control system to so-called NextGen, a more efficient satellite-based system, is moving forward, albeit slowly. One of the latest developments is that Intelligent Automation in Rockville, Md., this month was awarded a two-year, $1.5 million contract from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to develop algorithms needed to create faster-paced flight coordination systems for large metropolitan areas like New York-North Jersey without sacrificing safety.


Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, Science / Technology, Space, New York, La Guardia, Country, US News

CBS News

FAA approves drone to search for missing girl

Twenty-three-year-old Christina Morris disappeared from a shopping center parking lot in the early morning hours of Saturday, Aug. 30. It's the kind of missing persons case where drones are useful, and now, some 13 days after the search began, they finally can use a single unmanned aircraft , CBS News correspondent Anna Werner reports. The drone took off on its first flight over Plano, Texas Thursday morning.


Related Topix: US News, Plano, TX