FAA

Government Shutdown: What's closed, who is affected?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government shutdown only partially curbs operations. But the longer the shutdown continues, the more likely its impact will be felt.<p>U.S. troops will stay at their posts and mail will get delivered, but almost half of the 2 million civilian federal workers will be …

U.S. Politics

10 Drone Stats That Will Blow You Away

The UAV revolution has begun.<p>The global drone market is enjoying explosive growth. Unmanned aerial vehicle technology is reshaping major industries …

Investing

Commentary: 3 Surprising Things About a Government Shutdown

Talk of an impending shutdown of the United States federal government spreads far beyond Washington, D.C. these days. The reason: Funding halts …

Government

How to register your drone (it's the law... again)

Don’t want your drone fleet to be grounded? Read this article to learn how to register your drones. Yes, it’s the law. Again.<p>It was the law. Then it …

Drones

8/8020 NOTAM Details

<b>Depicted TFR data may not be a complete listing. Pilots should not use the information on this website for flight planning purposes. For the latest</b> …

U.S. Department of Transportation

St. Louis aldermen call for transparency as city considers privatization of Lambert

The mayor's office says the process is still in early stages, with more opportunities for public input to come.

St. Louis

How would a government shutdown affect the U.S. economy?

Political conflict has led to 18 closures since the 1970s -- here's a look at the potential economic impact

Economy

US helicopter crash: British steam car record holder and Zimbabwean opposition leader among five killed

Charles Burnett III, the British-born investor and steam car world record holder, was among five people killed in a helicopter crash in New Mexico.<p>The group of friends, including a Zimbabwean opposition leader, were travelling to a ranch in the US state when their helicopter crashed in a remote …

5 dead, 1 injured after helicopter crashes into New Mexican mountains

RATON, N.M. — A helicopter crashed in a mountainous rural area of northern New Mexico, killing five people and seriously injuring the sixth person …

Ewan McGregor

Making multicopters easier to use will increase the number in use

SMALL multicopter drones—souped-up versions of those sold by the million as Christmas toys—have tremendous potential for use in industry and …

Drones

NMSP: 5 killed, 1 severely injured, after helicopter crash near Raton

DEVELOPING STORY — This story will be updated as new information becomes available.<p>ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Five people died and one was severely injured …

Albuquerque

Luggage limbo: Bags still missing after JFK airport woes

NEW YORK (AP) — Newlywed Ziad Dallal and his wife arrived home in New York, with wedding keepsakes in their bags, to find John F. Kennedy International Airport paralyzed by winter weather woes that canceled flights, froze equipment and separated thousands of passengers from their luggage.<p>Eleven …

Airports

Roy Bennett, White Zimbabwean With a Black Political Base, Dies in a U.S. Helicopter Crash

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Roy Bennett, a Zimbabwean coffee grower whose farm was seized in a land redistribution program, and who emerged as a formidable leader of the main party opposed to President Robert G. Mugabe, died on Wednesday evening in a helicopter crash in New Mexico. He was 60.<p>The death was …

Obituaries

Trump Turns One

The 45th president does not tend to elicit measured evaluations. Since even before his formal entry into national politics in 2015, Trump has acted …

Barack Obama

Taxpayers May Pay for Secret Satellite Lost After SpaceX Launch

U.S. taxpayers may end up paying for the missing satellite launched by Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. that crashed into the ocean …

Exploration

The real reason why you're told to put your mobile in flight mode

It is a plea heard by passengers at the beginning of thousands of flights around the world each day. "Please set your portable electronic devices, …

News (Ireland)

Huntington Beach approves group to study airplane noise issues

At the behest of Huntington Beach residents concerned about an increase in airplane traffic and noise, the City Council decided unanimously Tuesday to create a panel to examine the issues and establish talks with aviation officials.<p>The Air Traffic Noise Working Group will include 10 community …

California

Infinity and beyond: Will Virgin Galactic ever make it into space?

Look up to the skies in the next few months, and you might see something which approximates a shooting star zipping across the firmament.<p>At least, that's the theory.<p>This week has seen a new development in what might be deemed the 21st century version of Waiting For Godot - specifically, an update …

Space Travel

Passengers can now use phones in flight mode on several Chinese airlines

1 / 2<p>Passengers can now use phones in flight mode on several Chinese airlines<p>Several Chinese airlines have begun allowing passengers to use mobile …

Airlines

Air Canada to conduct ‘immediate safety review’ following San Francisco close calls

SAN FRANCISCO—Following two alarming close-calls at San Francisco International Airport last year, Air Canada has agreed to an immediate safety …

Aviation

Tax Reform: Finale or Intermission?: What you can be doing to prepare for the second act

Article ByMary Burke BakerKarishma Shah PageSteven R. ValentineNicholas A. LeibhamScott AliferisPeter V. NelsonK&L GatesPublic Policy and Law …

Law

Droning While Drunk Is Now Illegal in New Jersey

Alcohol affects everyone a bit differently—some people take a few sips of beer and they’re stumbling all over, while others can ingest far more and …

Drones

After the Storm, Port Authority Plots Changes at J.F.K. Airport

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey revealed on Thursday the first steps it had taken to prevent a recurrence of the sort of cascading chaos at Kennedy Airport that followed a severe winter storm two weeks ago.<p>The agency, which operates Kennedy and the two other major airports that serve …

Airports

The private plane tax loophole is so egregious even millionaires like me want to close it

The wealthiest Americans have an obligation to speak up when the system is unfairly rigged in our favor.<p>Jan.16.2018 / 10:11 PM ET<p>Millionaires and billionaires will enjoy their private flights much more this winter season following the GOP’s tax reform plan. The recently passed tax bill will provide …

Aviation

Hong Kong-Bound Flight Saw North Korean ICBM, Tillerson Says

A North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile launch in November was witnessed by passengers on a San Francisco-to-Hong Kong commercial flight, …

North Korea

Can't remove the lithium battery from your smart luggage? Consider it grounded.

If you own smart luggage, you should test its intelligence as soon as possible. The IQ exam that matters - if you can take out its lithium battery.<p>Starting Monday, airlines including American, Alaska, Hawaiian, Delta, United and Southwest no longer allowed passengers to fly with smart bags that …

Airlines

West Virginia City Wants to Join FAA Drone Program

(TNS) — BLUEFIELD — A Mercer County city is hoping to become part of a federal program that’s addressing a new challenge: How to regulate the …

Drones

Bad News, Travelers: Thousands Of Flights Are Delayed Due To A Plane Hitting A Deer Somewhere Over Iowa

Don’t panic, but if you’ve got travel plans today or within the next couple of days, you might want to check the status of your flight. An unexpected …

Aviation

New Jersey Just Introduced a Hefty Fine for Drunk Drone Flying

It was one of Chris Christie's last acts as governor.<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>Don’t drink and drone. …

Drones

This Is Why You Aren’t Allowed to Use an In-Flight Bathroom Until Takeoff

If your plane is getting ready to take off when that water you downed earlier finally catches up with you, don’t even think about heading to the …

Aviation