FAA Says Boeing 737 Max Software Fix Is ‘Operationally Suitable’

The Boeing 737 Max jets remained grounded across the globe following two fatal crashes involving the plane in Indonesia and Ethiopia just five months apart. The jet’s new MCAS anti-stall system was reportedly the common denominator in both incidents and Boeing has since been working on a software fix which would make the system less aggressive and provide pilots with more control over it. The Federal Aviation Administration has been […]


FAA Approval For Boeing’s 737 Max Fix Still ‘Weeks’ Away

Boeing recently detailed the software fix for the issues in its 737 Max jets which have been grounded across the globe following two fatal crashes merely five months apart. Even though the manufacturer appears to have everything ready to go, it may be a while before those planes can take to the skies once again. The Boeing 737 Max update fix is said to be “weeks” away from being approved […]


Computer Outage Causes Nationwide Flight Delays On Five Airlines

A computer outage has caused flight delays this morning as it affected operations of at least five airlines nationwide. According to reports, the same outage affected United, Delta, Alaska, Southwest, and JetBlue. The source was apparently a vendor that services multiple carriers.


U.S. Bans Lithium Ion Batteries As Cargo On Passenger Flights

US Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration have announced new guidelines with regards to the transport of lithium ion batteries on airplanes. It is no longer allowed to store lithium ion cells or batteries as cargo on passenger flights. Moreover, companies will no longer be allowed to ship batteries with more than 30 percent charge on cargo-only aircraft.


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FAA Could Allow Drone Flights Over Crowds

The Federal Aviation Administration is reportedly thinking about softening drone restrictions and allowing flights over crowds. The proposals have been unveiled this week which would classify drones in three main categories each with their own set of restrictions. The drones will be categorized based on their weight and the amount of damage that they can potentially do to a person.


DJI Drones Have Been Cleared To Fly Near Airports

Ever since drones have gotten more popular, more regulations have been created to help manage them, such as making it illegal for drones to fly in certain spaces, such as near airports as there have been multiple instances where we have seen near collisions with airplanes. However it seems that the FAA has decided to relax their rules a little.


Regulators Propose Visible License Plates On Drones In The Future

When drone owners register their drones with the FAA, they’ll get a government-issued ID number that they can then put on the drone or inside the drone for identification purposes in the future. However the only problem with that is that you only know the drone’s identification when you have it in your hands.


Drone Registrations Mandatory Once Again In The U.S.

The Department of Transportation passed a law in December 2015 which made it mandatory for non-commercial drones to be registered. The FAA revealed in March that more than 100,000 hobby drone owners had registered their drones in the first three months of the year. The law was later struck down by a Washington, D.C. court so hobby drone owners could legally fly them without any registration. They won’t be pleased […]


FAA To Restrict Drones From Flying Around Certain US Landmarks

If you’re a drone owner in the US and you’re looking to fly your drone around some of the famous landmarks in the US, you might want to take note that the FAA has recently announced that they will be restricting drones from flying around certain landmarks in the US, one of them being the Statue of Liberty.


Non-Commercial Drones No Longer Need To Be Registered With The FAA

Back in 2015, the FAA introduced a ruling which required drone owners to register their drones with the agency. Given that some drone owners in the past have been quite a nuisance with their drones by flying it into restricted airspace or onto other people’s property, this registration basically made drone owners more accountable for their actions.


Boeing To Use 3D Printed Parts For The 787 Dreamliner

We’ve seen 3D printing being used in all kinds of industries where it can be used to create things on the spot that might otherwise take a long time. It also helps companies and users create working prototypes on the fly, and we’ve also seen how it can be used in the fashion industry to help create customized sneakers.


FAA No Longer Requires Airlines To Warn Passengers About The Note 7

Following the increasing number of reports of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 exploding, it was understandable that the FAA and airline companies around the world banned the phone from being brought on board. Airlines would also make announcements ahead of flights to remind passengers that they should not possess the phone on their person.


FAA Making Airlines Reboot Boeing Dreamliners After Three Weeks

The Boeing Dreamliner is a beautiful airplane. It’s also one of the most technologically advanced airplanes in the sky right now but it has had a few problems in getting off the ground. The FAA has advised airlines every step of the way and its latest advisory offers a tried and tested solution for fixing problems with complex machines: turning it off and on again. FAA is making airlines reboot […]


FAA Issues Statement On Galaxy Note 7 On Flights

A couple of days ago, it was reported that the FAA was considering the idea of banning the Galaxy Note 7 on board flights in the US due to the phones being recalled for exploding batteries. Now it looks like the agency has come forward with an official statement on its website on the issue.