03/09/2014, Its safe to say that drones are here to stay, already extensively being used by the military, it is expected that commercial drones will play a major role in the not so distant future. The Federal Aviation Administration is to chart out formal rules for the use of commercial drones by the end of 2015, so all legal questions surrounding the use are a bit murky at this stage. However […]
02/13/2014, The FAA may have warmed up to passengers’ use of personal electronic devices throughout all stages of the flight, meaning that you can continue to play Flappy Bird from gate to gate, its clamping down on pilots’ personal use of such electronic devices in the cockpit, in-flight. The new rules build up on the “sterile cockpit” FAA rule from 1981, which makes it obligatory for pilots to refrain from non-essential […]
01/13/2014, We’re yet to welcome drones into our daily lives, but it seems that the future will be full of them. Drones have actually become quite popular, they’re now available in all shapes and sizes, controlling them is as easy as using an app on your smartphone. They’re right up there with model aircraft, which already have a huge fan following. Time and again it has been debated when the FAA […]
12/19/2013, It took a long time, but a couple of weeks back the Federal Aviation Authority finally lifted the rules on use of personal electronic devices during certain stages of the flight such as taxiing, takeoff and landing. A number of major U.S. airlines have already adopted the new rules, allowing passengers to use their devices from gate to gate, provided that they’re on airplane mode. The European Aviation Safety Agency made […]
11/05/2013, The FAA previously did not allow airlines to let passengers use their personal electronic devices during certain phases of the flight, such as takeoff, landing and taxiing. Many passengers, particularly frequent fliers, have been irked by this restriction. After receiving recommendations from a 28 member advisory panel, the FAA finally decided to lift these restrictions last week. American Airlines has now received approval from the FAA to allow its passengers […]
11/04/2013, After months of deliberation, the FAA finally announced last week that it is going to relax restrictions on use of personal electronic devices such as tablets and e-readers during certain phases of the flight. Delta and JetBlue have become the first airlines to allow passengers to use their personal electronic devices gate-to-gate. To celebrate the FAA’s new rules with regards to electronic device use, Amazon has decided to offer several […]
11/03/2013, Just a couple of days back we reported that the Federal Aviation Administration has finally lifted restrictions that were previously in place, restrictions regarding use of personal electronic devices during certain phases of the flight. The decision comes after a 28 member advisory panel recommended the FAA to lift restrictions on use of personal electronic devices during takeoff, landing and taxiing. JetBlue and Delta have become the first airlines to […]
10/31/2013, The next time you take a flight, you’ll be able to keep some of your electronics devices on during takeoff and landing as the FAA has announced they are officially lifting restrictions if previously had in place that would limit the use of such devices.
09/27/2013, Earlier this summer, it was reported the FAA was planning to relax the personal electronics restrictions they had put into place for several years now, making it nearly impossible to listen to a portable music player or reading an ebook during takeoff or landing. It looks like the ball is starting to roll as the FAA advisory committee has just recommended that airline passengers should be allowed to use “smartphones, tablets, […]
06/23/2013, The FAA's recommendation to lift up the ban of electronic device usage on flights could be lifted.
06/21/2013, The FAA is reportedly preparing to relax restrictions on personal electronics use on aircrafts.
04/25/2013, Boeing CEO said yesterday that he expects deliveries of the 787 Dreamliner to resume in mid-May. Only recently the Federal Aviation Authority had cleared the new battery system Boeing designed and had given the go-ahead to install said system on Dreamliner aircraft around the world. The 787 was grounded back in January after a series of fire related incidents caused by the battery system. Boeing successfully completed certification flight testing […]
04/16/2013, Your American Airlines flight is definitely not taking off on time. The airline is facing some major computer troubles which have forced it to ground all flights. AA requested the Federal Aviation Administration to ground all of its aircraft. The airline says that its flights are likely to remain grounded until 5:00pm E.T. The computer troubles don’t end here, they have also affected regional American Eagle flights. According to the statement on […]
04/12/2013, We reported on a story where a hacker claimed to have created an Android application that would be able to completely take over an aircraft. Hugo Teso, who is a security consultant and ex-commercial pilot, says his application would be able to make an aircraft “dance to his tune,” but the FAA has dismissed Teso’s claims today. The FAA responded to Teso’s claims by saying the systems that are certified to […]