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3 hrs ago | KTVU Oakland
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.
6 hrs ago | Harlan Daily Enterprise
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.
10 hrs ago | Ag Professional
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.
10 hrs ago | Seeking Alpha
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.
11 hrs ago | Russia Taday
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."
15 hrs ago | Flying
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.
19 hrs ago | Google Earth Blog
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Current year-to-date passenger totals have fallen from last year's at Albert J. Ellis Airport, according to information from Onslow County.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:35 pm
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