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The FAA may ban Samsung’s exploding Galaxy Note 7 from U.S. flights

The FAA is considering whether to stop people taking Samsung's troubled Galaxy Note 7 phablet onto planes. The regulatory agency has confirmed it's exploring the possibility following multiple incidents of the device exploding without…
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In just 30 days, nearly 300,000 people have registered their drones with the FAA

In the 30 days since the Federal Aviation Administration began requiring drone certification, the agency says nearly 300,000 people have registered their aircraft. Registration costs just $5 and lasts for three years.
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Drone registration will be easy so don’t pay a firm for help, FAA says

The drone registration process hasn't even been announced yet and firms are already trying to make a fast buck by offering help with registering. The FAA on Monday advised drone owners to "think twice" about paying, as the process will be…
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FAA proposes record $1.9M fine against drone operator for ‘unauthorized’ flights

A Chicago-based drone business is facing a hefty $1.9 million fine from the FAA for alleged unauthorized flights in airspace over New York City and Chicago, with some of the incursions apparently taking place close to busy airports.
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Your drone delivery dream is one step closer: Amazon gets testing permission for Prime Air

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.
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FAA’s proposed drone rules put Amazon’s Prime Air plans in jeopardy

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.
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CNN to test drones for news reports after nod from FAA

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…
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Reports of drones flying close to aircraft on increase, FAA data reveals

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.

FAA orders airlines to replace cockpit displays in 1300 jets over Wi-Fi interference

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.

Put down that drone! FAA cracks down on realtors using aerial drone photos

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.

United the latest carrier to let passengers use electronic devices during entire flight

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".

You may soon be able to use your gadgets during takeoff and landing

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.