Rules promulgated for drone flying at Burning Man

A sign of the times, the Burning Man festival has its own unmanned aircraft rules out ahead of the FAA ;-) Even to the extent of creating registrations and privacy guidelines, who thought a process started in 2007 by the FAA and still not completed could be so ...

20,000 commercial drones on

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) predicts that up to 10,000 commercial drones might end up in American skies after new guidelines are improved.

FAA pushed to let people play with their gizmos, aloft

We would cautiously propose that accidentally leaving your phone on doesn't frequently make planes fall from the sky, but now the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reportedly considering letting passengers keep their electronics on.

FAA urged to allow portable devices during takeoff

Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski is urging the aviation industry to get a move on and start allowing mobile devices to be used during takeoff and landing.

FAA reviewing device use on planes

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is re-examining its rules on using electronic devices in the air - but don't expect to be making voice calls mid-air any time soon.

Virgin Galactic gets FAA permit for rocket-powered flights

Passenger spaceflight is a step closer to reality, following FAA approval for a powered test flight from Virgin Galactic later this year.

FAA to reconsider gadget ban

The Federal Aviation Administration is believed to be re-examining the rules which prohibit the use of electronic devices during takeoff and landing.

Jet biofuels get $7.7M boost From FAA

When the American airline industry began a short stint of demo flights with biofuels in early November, Alaska Air Group head man Bill Ayer had a simple statement regarding the future of such efforts.

FAA allows Apple's iPad app into the cockpit

A new app aviation mapping app for the iPad has just been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration.

SpaceX wins approval for first commercial spacecraft re-entry

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded SpaceX the first-ever commercial license to re-enter a spacecraft from orbit.

Flying car wins initial FAA approval

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted initial approval for a "roadable aircraft" known as the Transition.

Upgraded air traffic control technology hits speed bump

Significant problems have forced the US Transportation Department to take a step back from upgrading its highly outdated air traffic control system.

Child directs flight traffic at JFK

When an air traffic controller's son had the day off school, he was brought to work - into the control tower at one of the busiest airports in the world. The FAA is now investigating.