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2 hrs ago | WFTV Orlando

Rocket explodes during test flight; no injuries

An unmanned SpaceX rocket exploded shortly after launch on a test flight at the company's Central Texas development site.


Related Topix: Explosion, US News

4 hrs ago | Post and Courier

Boeing wins OK to use General Electric engines on new 787-9 Dreamliner

The Federal Aviation Administration certified the use of the GE power plants on Thursday for the bigger 787-9 passenger jet.


Related Topix: Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing 787, US News, Australia, World News

7 hrs ago | Washington Times

Lawsuits challenge FAA drone, model aircraft rules

Model aircraft hobbyists, research universities and commercial drone interests filed lawsuits Friday challenging a government directive that they say imposes tough new limits on the use of model aircraft and broadens the agency's ban on commercial drone flights.


Related Topix: US News, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals

8 hrs ago | TVSPY

Two Drone Incidents Have LA Police Calling for Regulations

The Los Angeles Times reports two drone incidents have local police adding their voice to those calling on the FAA to hurry up and issue regulations for unmanned aerial vehicles.


Related Topix: US News, Entertainment, Television

12 hrs ago | MyHighPlains.com

Former Wichita Falls Family Killed in Plane Crash Near Ranger

Family and friends will say goodbye this weekend to a former Wichita Falls family killed in a small plane crash last weekend.


Related Topix: Air Accidents, Wichita Falls, TX, US News

16 hrs ago | Renton Reporter

Port of Seattle honors three airlines for being quiet

The Port of Seattle has recognized Alaska Airlines, Virgin American and Air Canada Jazz for their efforts to control noise at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and surrounding communities.


Related Topix: Transportation, Port of Seattle, Virgin America, US News, Commercial Aircraft, Civil Aircraft, Aircraft, Airbus Aircraft, Airbus A320

20 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot

Norfolk airport weighs sweeteners to lure more flights

Norfolk is not alone in its experience. According to a report by the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, Richmond saw an almost identical decline in departures between 2007 and 2013, and Newport News took an even bigger hit, losing more than a third of its flights before PeoplExpress started operations this summer.


Related Topix: US News

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Times of India

AI Dreamliner's windshield cracks mid-air, flight returns to Delhi

The aircraft, operating flight AI-020 from Delhi to Kolkata, returned to Delhi after its windshield cracked while it was overflying Lucknow.


Related Topix: World News, India, South Korea, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing 787, Boeing 777, US News


SRQ Airport to receive $9 million in grants08/21/14 The Federal...

Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport moves closer to construction of a new air traffic control tower, as the Federal Aviation Authority will provide grant funding to help with the project.


Related Topix: US News

Business Journal

'Uber for private jets' reacts to FAA ban

A Federal Aviation Administration ruling has smacked two startups that tout themselves as "Uber for private jets" - but a South Florida plane-booking app remains unaffected.


Related Topix: US News, Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration

Point Reyes Light

Fatal plane crash sparks wildland fire on ranch

A pilot was found dead after his single-engine passenger plane crashed on a ranch north of Hicks Valley on Monday night, sparking a brush fire that consumed 40 acres of hilly terrain before sheriff's deputies and firemen discovered it in the wee hours Tuesday.


Related Topix: Air Accidents, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, US News, Novato, CA


East Texan earns 'Wright Brothers Master Pilot' award

Lou Thomas has spent the last 53 years with his head in the clouds, flying airplanes.


Related Topix: US News

International Business Times

New Zealand Opens New Drug Testing Lab With Funds from Drug Trade Money

New Zealand has opened its first drug screening laboratory at the Custom's Auckland Airport Facility.


Related Topix: Drug Testing, Drugs, US News, Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Washington Times

ISTOOK: Ivanpah solar energy project a glaring danger to airplane passengers

Thanks to a $1.6 billion green energy loan from the feds, pilots are being blinded by glare as they fly over the Mojave Desert.


Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, US News

Business Journal

Amazon: Delivery drones will be ready when the FAA approves them

Dave Graybeal, a General Manager for Amazon fulfillment at the construction site of a new Amazon fulfillment center in Kent.


Related Topix: Amazon, US News

Business Journal

Why you won't see Amazon drones delivering packages in N.C. any time soon

Reports are circulating that Amazon plans to pilot drones as a delivery option in India .


Related Topix: North Carolina, US News


Gogo gets go-ahead from FAA to offer wireless IFE as standalone product

Alaska Airlines will offer wireless IFE via Gogo Vision from later this year, following in the footsteps of Delta and American Airlines.


Related Topix: US News, Emerging Technology, Wireless

KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Southwest Louisiana airports to get makeovers thanks to FAA grants

Lake Charles Regional and DeQuincy Industrial Airpark are getting a makeover, thanks to grants from the Federal Aviation Administration.


Related Topix: US News, Lake Charles, LA, DeQuincy, LA, Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration

The Post-Standard

174th Attack Wing commander promises: No U.S. surveillance with our drones, no flying with live ordnance in CNY

Col. Greg Semmel, commander of the Air National Guard's 174th Attack Wing, made the following promises Tuesday to the Central New Yorkers who live under the airspace now frequented by MQ-9 reaper drones on training missions.


Related Topix: Prison, US Military, US News, US Air Force, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors

Tue Aug 19, 2014

KTVU Oakland

Plane in fatal Marin crash registered to Redwood City man

A single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza plane that crashed Monday night in Marin County west of Novato is registered to Robert John Madge, a Redwood City resident, according to Federal Aviation Administration records.


Related Topix: Marin County, CA, Novato, CA, Transportation, US News, Federal Aviation Administration