When Amazon boss Jeff Bezos unveiled his plan to use drones for deliveries back in 2013, most people laughed it off as a publicity stunt. The company is serious, however, and has just won FAA approval to test its Prime Air delivery drone.
Amazon's hope of one day using drones to deliver goods to customers in the U.S. received a setback Sunday when the Federal Aviation Administration released proposals for the commercial operation of the unmanned aircraft systems.
It's no secret that news outlets are itching to get their hands on drones for TV reports. Trouble is, strict FAA rules mean the commercial use of the technology is heavily restricted. Thanks to a move by CNN, however, the situation looks set to change.
Despite the fact that drone flights are banned within five miles of U.S. airports, an alarming number of sightings have been reported by pilots in the last six months, with some coming perilously close to aircraft.
The Federal Aviation Administration is ordering airlines to replace cockpit displays on more than 1,300 Boeing 737 and 777 planes following concerns over Wi-Fi interference that could cause the screens to go blank.
NRT, the country's largest residential real estate brokerage firm, has instructed all its members to avoid using drones or images shot with drones because the FAA prohibits their use for commercial purposes, including real estate.
One by one, airlines in the US are acting on the FAA's ruling permitting carriers to allow the use of electronic devices during all phases of flight, with United on Wednesday announcing its new "electronics-friendly cabins".
An FAA advisory panel has reportedly recommended that the agency lift a ban on using gadgets, like smartphones and tablets, during takeoff and landing. Don't get too excited, though – the FAA still has to change the rules.
Sources told The New York Times that the Federal Aviation Administration is looking at becoming more lax on its rule of turning off all electronic devices during take-off and landing. Chances are that we'll be able to use our gadgets during the entire flight…
If you're a frequent flier frustrated by the FAA's ban on the use of electronic devices during take-off and landing, you'll be pleased to learn that an industry group set up last year to look into the situation may be about to recommend the rules be relaxed.
The Federal Aviation Administration has given plane-maker Boeing permission to conduct test flights on its 787 Dreamliner aircraft. The plane was grounded last month by airlines around the world after a number of incidents concerning its on-board lithium-ion…
The Federal Aviation Administration has grounded all US-based Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft while safety checks are carried out on the plane's lithium-ion batteries. The batteries appear to have been the cause of a number of serious incidents this month…
The FAA will be taking a new look at allowing electronic devices to be used on planes. But why aren't our gadgets allowed in the first place, and what new bit of information could change that?
While the addictive nature of mobile gaming can quickly lead to a dead smartphone battery, the star of NBC's 30 Rock found himself being removed from a flight which he attributed to playing Zynga's version of Scrabble.
Alaska Airlines receives approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to use the iPad as a replacement for in-cockpit flight manuals.