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2 hrs ago | 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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6 hrs ago | MyFoxAtlanta

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.

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

6 hrs ago | 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.

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Related Topix: US News

9 hrs ago | 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.

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Related Topix: US News

12 hrs ago | 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.

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

16 hrs ago | 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.

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

21 hrs ago | 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Business Journal

Cincinnati-area government eyes drones for municipal work

Drones over Paul Brown Stadium? Some officials like the idea. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Hamilton County officials have expressed interest in using small unmanned aircraft for dangerous tasks, such as inspecting the canopy of Paul Brown Stadium, surveying storm damage and searching for criminals.

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New York Daily News

A loud call for quieter skies in Queens

Queens residents say an increase in flights from both LaGuardia Airport and JFK Airport causes horrible levels of airplane noise. Lawmakers, Queens Quiet Skies and other civic groups are holding a rally on Sunday at Cunningham Park at 1 p.m. to bring more attention to the issue.

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Related Topix: Queens, NY, New York, NY, US News

Fri Sep 12, 2014

KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

FAA Proposes Airline Fine For Sioux Falls De-Icing Sep. 12

Regulators say air carrier American Eagle used improperly trained or unqualified workers to de-ice planes for flights out of Sioux Falls last year. The Texas-based airline is now called Envoy Air Inc. and is scheduled to meet with the FAA next month over its proposed $60,000 fine.

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Related Topix: US News, Sioux Falls, SD

Brandon Sun

FAA says British Airways put hazardous oxygen generator on passenger jet; seeks $195,000 fine

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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Business Journal

Training to deal with an airplane fire at Lambert

Fire Private Robert Schremp of the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting unit of the St. Louis Fire Department prepares his oxygen tank prior to fighting a simulated fire on a regional jet fuselage during training Lambert-St. Louis International Airport on Sept.

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GigaOM

Drone-based businesses soar in Canada, as FAA grounds US entrepreneurs

Hundreds of companies in Canada are putting drones to work in industries like farming and TV filming. They are getting a leg-up in an important new aviation industry as US rules continue to forbid commercial drone use.

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Related Topix: US News, Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Arts, Photography

CNET News.com

NASA aims for air traffic control system for commercial drones

NASA has launched an initiative aimed at developing a traffic management program for the commercial use of drones, much like standard air traffic control manages airspace for commercial aviation. The multi-year program is essential because commercial use of such devices -- quadcopters, octocopters, and other remote-controlled aircraft -- is currently banned in the United States by the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

San Bernardino County Sun

Test to decrease LAX evening departure delays could reduce noise over the Palos Verdes Peninsula

A six-month test of an evening aircraft departure route intended to reduce take-off delays at Los Angeles International Airport could also lessen the roar of airplanes over the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The test, which began Sept.

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Related Topix: Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, Palos Verdes Estates, CA, US News

WCAX-TV Burlington

Newport airport gets $8.8M in grants for expansion

The Vermont congressional delegation says the state airport in Newport is getting $8.8 million federal grants to help fund its expansion. The grant from the Federal Aviation Administration will extend the runway an additional 1,000 feet to serve more and larger planes that will be able to bring people to the area for business, tourist and recreational opportunities.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Bernard Sanders, Senator Bernie Sanders

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