Over 250,000 drone owners registered their remote-controlled aircraft during the first month of the aviation agency's online registration system. The fresh set of rules came out after pilots complained about the drones flying near them.
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The Department of Transportation has come out with a latest report on the US aviation sector. The department expressed its concerns that pilots don't have much expertise in handling aircraft manually. US pilots fly aircraft on automated system for over 90 percent flying. This makes pilots unable to control the aircraft in unforeseen situations.
The Federal Aviation Administration estimated around 1 million drones will be sold for Christmas this year. And it worries national authorities that it might cause accidents as many of them do not have the proper training to operate UAVs.
Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) has won approval from U.S. federal regulators to test a delivery drone outdoors, less than a month after the e-commerce powerhouse blasted regulators for being slow to approve commercial drone testing.
A U.S. media company said on Wednesday it wants to be among the first broadcasters to launch news-gathering drones once the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issues new policies governing the unmanned remote-control aircraft, with test flights beginning in Oregon.
The U.S. Department of Transportation said on Tuesday it is looking into a complaint that Delta Airlines Inc used "unfair and deceptive practices" to block development of a second major airport near Atlanta.
American Airlines has won regulatory approval to swap flight attendants' paper manuals for lighter Samsung tablets in a change that will save nearly $1 million a year, the company said on Wednesday.
Google Inc is developing airborne drones capable of flying on their own and delivering anything from candy to medicine, the Internet company said on Thursday.
In the absence of rules that banned the use of commercial drones, Federal Judge Patrick Geraghty has ruled that these low-flying aircraft can be used for business purposes, TechCrunch reported.
Chicago, US-based aircraft maker Boeing is seeking approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to use biodiesel in jet fuel for commercial flights around the world.