Federal Aviation Administration

More than 250,000 drone users registered

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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US pilots forgot how to fly manually

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.

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FAA is worried over 1 million drones to be sold this Christmas

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.

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Amazon gets green light from U.S. regulators for new drone tests

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.

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U.S. broadcaster intends to test newsgathering drones in Oregon

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.

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DOT looks at Delta's actions on Atlanta-area airport

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.

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American Airlines scraps paper manuals for tablets to cut fuel costs

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.

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Google tests airborne drones to deliver goods

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.

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Federal judge rules in favor of commercial drones

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.

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Boeing seeks approval to use biodiesel for jet fuel in global commercial flights

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.

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