All posts tagged "FAA"
Puerto Rico Airports to Receive $42.9 Million from Cares Act
As Part of Combined $10 Billion in Relief Amid Pandemic
- Posted April 15, 2020
Court: FAA must reconsider regulating airline seat size
Judges called it "the Case of the Incredible Shrinking Airline Seat"
- Posted July 31, 2017
FAA Contemplating Whether Millions of Drones Will Fill Skies
WASHINGTON – So many people are registering drones and applying for drone pilot licenses that federal aviation officials said Friday they wonder if there will eventually be millions of unmanned aircraft crowding the nation’s skies. In the...
- Posted September 16, 2016
FAA Warns Airline Passengers not to Use Samsung Smartphone
WASHINGTON – U.S. aviation safety officials took the extraordinary step late Thursday of warning airline passengers not to turn on or charge a new-model Samsung smartphone during flights following numerous reports of the devices catching fire. The...
- Posted September 9, 2016
Pierluisi Announces Federal Funds for 3 Airports
SAN JUAN – The U.S. Transportation Department has granted funds through the Federal Aviation Administration to the Puerto Rico Ports Authority for three regional airports, Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi announced Monday. “These funds are important because they...
- Posted July 25, 2016
White House Clears Small, Commercial Drones for Takeoff
After tears of struggling to write regulations and unleash economic potential of the new technology
- Posted June 21, 2016
US Government-Sponsored Committee Recommends Commercial Drone Flight Standards
FAA currently prohibits most commercial drone flights over populated areas
- Posted April 3, 2016
House Committee Passes Bill to Privatize Air Traffic Control
WASHINGTON – A Republican-controlled House committee on Thursday endorsed a bill that would wrest responsibility for running the nation’s air traffic control system from the government and turn it over to a private, nonprofit corporation run by...
- Posted February 11, 2016
Lawmakers Propose Bill to Privatize Air Traffic Control
WASHINGTON – Responsibility for the nation’s air traffic control operations would shift from the government to a private, nonprofit corporation under legislation introduced Wednesday as part of an overhaul of how Washington oversees the aviation system. The...
- Posted February 3, 2016
AP Sources: Panel Proposes Ban on Air Shipments of Batteries
WASHINGTON – A U.N. panel recommended that cargo shipments of rechargeable lithium batteries be banned from passenger airliners because the batteries can create fires capable of destroying planes, said aviation officials familiar with the decision. The International...
- Posted January 28, 2016